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● The operator and passengers should al-
ways keep their feet on the floor of the foot-
well when the watercraft is in motion. Lifting
your feet increases the chances of losing
your balance, or hitting objects outside the
watercraft with your feet. Do not give a ride
to children if their feet cannot reach the floor
of the footwell.
● The passengers should hold on firmly, ei-
ther to the person in front of them or to the
● Never allow a passenger to ride in front of
● Always consult your doctor on whether it is
safe for you to ride this watercraft if you are
pregnant or in poor health.
● Do not attempt to modify this watercraft.
Modifications to your watercraft may reduce
safety and reliability, and render the water-
craft unsafe or illegal for use.
● Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to
your left wrist and keep it free from the han-
dlebars so that the engine stops if you, the
operator, fall off. After riding, remove the
engine shut-off cord (lanyard) from the wa-
tercraft to avoid accidental starting or unau-
thorized use by children or others.
● Scan carefully for swimmers and stay away
from swimming areas. Swimmers are hard
to see and you could accidentally hit some-
one in the water.
● Avoid being hit by another boat. You should
always take the responsibility to watch for
traffic; other boaters may not be watching
for you. If they do not see you, or if you ma-
neuver more quickly than other boaters ex-
pect, you risk a collision.
● Maintain a safe distance from other boats
and watercraft, and also watch for ski ropes
or fishing lines. Obey the “Rules of the
Road” and be sure to check behind you be-
fore making a turn. (See “Rules of the
Road” on page 18.)
● According to the USCG, boats under 6.1 m
(20 ft) in length like your watercraft must
carry a fire extinguisher of a B-1 classifica-
tion, with a capacity of two pounds or more
when navigating in waters under USCG ju-
risdiction. In addition, most state and local
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