Cold Weather Start Up, Shut Down & Operating Tips
COLD WEATHER START UP
1. Check oil
2. Check coolant
3. Inspect hoses, belts, etc.
4. Start engine and check for circulation of cooling water through exhaust manifolds. If no water flows through manifold petcocks shut off engine and find ice restriction;
CAUTION! CONTINUED RUNNING WITH NO WATER CIRCULATION COULD RESULT IN SEVERE OVERHEATING AND PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE.
COLD WEATHER SHUT DOWN
1. After removing boat from water, open bilge plug
hole, open manifold petcocks to drain water (not
required if equipped with self drain).
2. If engine cooling water lines are equipped with flush tees, remove caps and drain water.
1. Check oil and temperature gauge often.
2. After hard running, idle engine one minute before shut down.
3. Avoid backing off beach in excess of 1500 R.P.M.'S
4. Avoid over loading your boat.
5. Do not force controls. If reverse gate becomes stuck - lift reverse gate by hand. This will free sand that is sticking in gate.
6. If vibrates, clean debris from jet thru hand hole clean out.
7. Always flush jet and engine in fresh water after salt water use.
8. When stuck on sand or gravel bar, do turn power off. Sand and gravel will do extensive damage to jet, plus clog water line to engine causing extreme engine over-heating and possible severe damage.
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