Jet Pump Water Intake Safety
Contact with the jet pump or driveline components of
the boat can result in severe injury or death. Do not
allow hands, feet, ropes, straps, clothing or long hair to
come in contact with the jet pump water intake (1) on
the bottom of the boat while the engine is running.
Never insert any object into the intake or outlet (2) of
the jet pump, and never start or operate the boat with
the inlet grate or ride plate (3) removed.
To prevent accidental starting of the engine, be sure the
key is off and removed from the ignition switch, and the
safety lanyard is disconnected before removing weeds or
debris that may have collected in or around the jet pump
Whenever possible, avoid operating the boat
in weedy areas. If it’s unavoidable, vary the boat speed,
as weeds tend to accumulate more rapidly at steady
and trolling speeds.
Recommended Boating Equipment
Carrying additional equipment on your boat can
provide an extra margin of safety and convenience.
We recommend that boaters carry the following bare
essentials while boating:
Visual distress signals for day and night use (required in
some areas; consult local regulations)
Emergency position-indicating radio beacon
Portable radio with weather band
Ground tackle (at least two anchors, rope, shackles)
Paddles or oars
Safety approved gas can, properly stored
Spare parts kit (spark plugs, fuses, etc.)