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Care and storage
the procedure again from step 6.
NOTICE: Do not supply water to the
cooling water passages when the en-
gine is not running. The water could
flow back through the muffler into the
engine, causing severe engine dam-
(8) Turn the water supply off.
(9) Discharge the remaining water out of the
cooling water passages by alternately
squeezing and releasing the throttle lever
quickly for 10 to 15 seconds.
(10)Stop the engine.
(11)Remove the garden hose adapter.
(12)Install the hood in its original position.
Cleaning the watercraft
(1) Remove the hood. (See page 27 for hood
removal and installation procedures.)
(2) Rinse the engine and engine compart-
ment with a small amount of water.
NOTICE: Do not use high-pressure
water when rinsing the engine or en-
gine compartment as severe engine
damage could result.
(3) Wipe the engine and engine compart-
ment with a dry cloth.
(4) Wash down the hull and jet pump with
(5) Wipe the hull and jet pump with a dry
(6) Wipe all vinyl and rubber components,
such as the engine compartment seals,
with a vinyl protectant such as Yamaha
(7) To minimize corrosion, spray metallic
parts of the hull with a rust inhibitor such
as Yamaha Silicone Protectant and Lu-
(8) Allow the engine compartment to air dry
completely before installing the hood.
(9) Install the hood in its original position.
If the watercraft will not be used for more than
a month, remove the battery from the water-
craft, check it, and then store it in a cool, dry
Battery electrolyte is poisonous and dan-
gerous, causing severe burns, etc. Elec-
trolyte contains sulfuric acid. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes, or clothing.
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water or
milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten
egg, or vegetable oil. Call a physician im-
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and
get prompt medical attention.
Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep
sparks, flames, cigarettes, etc., well away.
If using or charging the battery in an en-
closed space, make sure that it is well ven-
tilated. Always shield your eyes when
working near batteries.
Keep out of the reach of children.
To remove the battery:
(1) Disconnect the negative (–) battery lead.
(2) Disconnect the positive (+) battery lead.
(3) Disconnect the breather hose.
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