The cause of many boating accidents is often the operator’s failure to follow basic safety rules or written precautions. Many accidents can be avoided if an operator is completely familiar with the boat, its operation, and can recognize potentially hazardous situations before an accident occurs.
Failure to comply with safety-related information and instructions may result in serious injury or death to you and/or others. Always use common sense when operating the boat or participating in any activities associated with the boat, including, but not limited to, periods of time when the boat engine is shut down and the boat is not in operation.
- Improper operation of a boat is extremely dangerous! Operators must read and understand all operating manuals supplied with the boat, before operation.
- On-board equipment must always conform to the governing federal, state and local regulations.
- Always attach the engine emergency safety shut-o lanyard to a part of your clothing (such as a belt loop) when operating the boat.
Never override or modify the engine emergency safety shut-o switch in any way.
- Never operate the boat, water ski, wakeboard or engage in other water activities while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- All persons must be seated in a designated occupant seating area while the boat is in motion. (A seating label is a affixed in each model.) Never stand or allow passengers to stand in the boat or sit on the motor box or tower (where equipped), gunwale, decks, or any location other than occupant seating while underway. You or others may be thrown within or from the boat, which could result in serious injury or death. Never allow occupants to use sun pads or transom seating while the engine is running. On models equipped with sliding or adjustable seat backs, ensure that the backs are in the locked position prior to operating the boat.
- Prior to starting the engine, open the engine box and check the engine compartment and bilge for gasoline and oil vapors. Always operate the blower for at least four (4) minutes before starting the boat. Failure to do so may result in fire and/or an explosion.
Failure to comply with the requirement of operating the blower for at least four (4) minutes before starting the engine may result in serious injury or death to you and/or others.
- Never remove or modify any components of the fuel system. Removal or modi cation of any component of the fuel system may cause a hazardous situation and will void the warranty. The modern MasterCraft fuel delivery lines are pressurized and attempting to loosen or remove them may result in the uncontrolled release of fuel, which can be environmentally hazardous, and may potentially cause injury.
- Never allow any type of spark or open flame on board. It may result in fire or explosion.