ENSURE YOUR FUEL SYSTEM IS IN A GOOD ORDER AND MAINTAIN IT PROPERLY TO AVOID THE RISKS OF EXPLOSION OR FIRE HAZARDS.
DON'T OPERATE A BOAT IF HORSEPOWER OF MOTOR EXCEEDS HORSEPOWER RATING.
On the water
Check that the load is evenly distributed
In normal conditions, the load must be distributed along the centerline of the boat, preferably at the rear
For single-handed operation, remain on the starboard side to compensate the torque of the propeller
In a "head on" sea, load the bow - the tilt pin should be in the 2nd or even in the 1st hole position. In a "following" sea,
load the stern - the tilt pin should be in the 3rd or the 4th position.
Respect the local regulations and practices. Do not make a sudden change in direction without advising the passengers
Inspect the tightness of the engine clamps several minutes after starting the engine. Make your passengers sit on the wooden seat (standard equipment) or inside the boat.
In case of incident
An inflatable boat is practically unsinkable, even full of water. If after an accident, a compartment deflates, bring it inside the boat and return at reduced speed. In case of a collision or an impact with a floating object, stop to examine the hull, the buoyancy tubes, the motor and its attachments and return to shore at a low speed. Take your boat to your dealer for inspection before using it again.
NEGLECTING INSPECTIONS AND REPAIRS COULD REDUCE THE LIFE OF YOUR BOAT AND MAY BE DANGEROUS
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