Yamaha LIT-18626-08-63 Jet Ski User Manual

(5) Bring your knees up onto the riding tray
and change to a kneeling position as
soon as you can do so.
(6) Move as far forward as possible without
interfering with the movement of the han-
dlebars. Keep your body perpendicular to
the water, with your weight forward and
(7) Once the bow drops, and the watercraft
has leveled out in the water and reached
planing speed, back off the throttle and
select your desired speed.
The watercraft will become easier to bal-
ance as the speed increases, because jet
thrust provides stability as well as direction-
al control.
It will take longer for a heavy operator to
reach planing speed than it will for a light
Capsized watercraft
Improper uprighting can cause injury.
Be sure to shut the engine off by pulling
on the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to
remove the clip from the engine shut-off
Do not put your hands in the intake
If the watercraft capsizes, turn it over immedi-
To upright the watercraft:
(1) Remove the clip from the engine shut-off
(2) Swim to the rear of the watercraft. Turn
the watercraft over clockwise.
If the port (left) side of the capsized wa-
tercraft is tilting up, push down on the
gunwale so that the port (left) side is
down before turning the watercraft clock-
wise. NOTICE: Do not turn the water-
craft over counterclockwise,
otherwise water can enter the engine,
which can result in severe damage.
(3) Start the engine and operate the water-
craft at planing speed to drain water in the
engine compartment. (See page 33 for
water draining procedures. If the engine
does not start, see Towing the water-
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