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Care and storage
flows out continually from the jet thrust
(7) Run the engine at idling speed for about
3 minutes watching the engine condition.
If the engine stops while flushing, turn the
water supply off immediately and perform
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, and
then securely install the flushing hose
connector cap by tightening it until it
(12)Securely install the seat in its original po-
Cleaning the watercraft
(1) Remove the seat. (See page 44 for seat
removal and installation procedures.)
(2) If the watercraft will be stored for a week
or more, rustproof the internal engine
components to help prevent corrosion.
(See page 82 for information on rust-
proofing the internal engine compo-
(3) 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.
(4) Drain the water from the engine compart-
ment. (See page 53 for information on
draining the bilge water.)
(5) Wipe the engine and engine compart-
ment with a dry cloth.
(6) Wash down the hull, deck, and jet pump
with fresh water.
(7) Wipe the hull, deck, and jet pump with a
(8) Wipe all vinyl and rubber components,
such as the seat and engine compart-
ment seals, with a vinyl protectant such
as Yamaha Protectant.
(9) To minimize corrosion, spray metallic
parts of the hull, deck, and engine with a
rust inhibitor such as Yamaha Silicone
Protectant and Lubricant.
(10)Allow the engine compartment to air dry
completely before installing the seat.
(11)Securely install the seat in its original po-
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.
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