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● Never start the engine or let it run for any
length of time in an enclosed area. Exhaust
fumes contain carbon monoxide, a color-
less, odorless gas that may cause loss of
consciousness and death within a short
time. Always operate the watercraft in an
● Do not touch the hot oil tank, muffler, or en-
gine during or immediately after engine op-
eration; they can cause serious burns.
● Jet thrust turns the watercraft. Releasing
the throttle lever completely produces only
minimum thrust. If you are traveling at
speeds above trolling, you will have rapidly
decreasing ability to steer without throttle.
This model is equipped with the Yamaha
Engine Management System (YEMS) that
includes an off-throttle steering (OTS) sys-
tem. It will activate at planing speeds should
you attempt to steer the watercraft after re-
leasing the throttle lever. The OTS system
assists in turning by continuing to supply
some thrust while the watercraft is deceler-
ating, but you can turn more sharply if you
apply throttle while turning the handlebars.
The OTS system does not function below
planing speeds or when the engine is off.
Once the engine slows down, the watercraft
will no longer turn in response to handlebar
input until you apply throttle again or you
reach trolling speed.
Practice turning in an open area without ob-
stacles until you have a good feel for this
● VX Sport: This watercraft is water-jet pro-
pelled. The jet pump is directly connected to
the engine. This means that jet thrust will
produce some movement whenever the en-
gine is running. There is no “neutral” posi-
● VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser: This watercraft is
water-jet propelled. The jet pump is directly
connected to the engine. This means that
jet thrust will produce some movement
whenever the engine is running. There is no
“neutral” position. You are in either “for-
ward” or “reverse”, depending upon the
shift lever position.
● VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser: Do not use the re-
verse function to slow down or stop the wa-
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