RIGID BOAT EVINRUDE PRE-LAUNCH INSPECTION
A. Check Rigid hull on the trailer for damage* trailer tires inflated correctly and bunks and rollers for damage or mis-alignment to the boat hull. Disconnect safety chains from the boat.
B. Remove boat cover and store it on the top of LTS storage box. Tilt outboard engine up to a 30-degree angle to eliminate lower unit being damaged by contacting pavement. Inspect that hull is drained of water. Securely install transom plugs. Inspect water intake screens on the lower unit to ensure that screens are clear. Release rear engine cover latch, pull the cover up and remove the engine cover
C. (CHECK FUEL LEVEL AFTER FUEL TANK VENTED) Connect fuel hose to the engine and loosen vent screw on the fuel cap. Squeeze primer bulb until the bulb is firm. Check fuel filter on the transom for water in separating fuel filter (Loosen drain valve on the bottom of the filter and drain water or sediment into a container. (Do not drain into boat hull). Check that proper keys (2A or 3A) for engine switch are installed with tether cord. Turn ignition switch to the right to the first position to check that indicator lights on tachometer are working; They will simultaneously light up and then turn off in sequence as a pre check of engine operation.
D. SAFETY EQUIPMENT ON BOARD Check for on board safety equipment and (DO NOT LAUNCH WITHOUT THEM) Anchor with 100 ft of line, (BOARDING LADDER REMOVED FROM PORT STORAGE COMPARTMENT AND INSTALLED ON PORT SIDE BRACKET AND SECURED WITH TETHERED WING NUT TO BRACKET). Towing harness and dock and launching lines, boat fenders, whistle, a throwable flotation device, first aid kit, paddle, 2-way marine radio set on a common channel for communication with LTS SUPERVISION.
E. Launch boat: remove winch cable when boat hull floats, lower motor until water intakes are below water level. Ignition key press inward until engine cut off tether can be pushed in position, turn ignition key clockwise until the engine starts to check warning lights on tachometer for running conditions, visually inspect that there is a steady stream of water flowing from the back of the engine. (Shut engine down if water flow is not visible after 30 seconds. Lower motor tilt as water depth increases departing marina.
F. Rigid boats are fiber glass. Protect hull by always using fenders (FENDERS ARE STORED IN STARBOARD LOCKER) against other boats and docks. (DO NOT BEACH BOATS SINCE ROCKS IN HARBOR WILL SEVERELY SCRATCH HULL)
END OF THE DAY ENGINE AND HULL REQUIREMENTS
A. Tilt engine up 40 degrees before pulling the boat on to the trailer.
B. Pull boat onto trailer making sure hull is on bunkers and winch is locked when the boat is properly on the trailer.
C. On shore, check for debris on water intake screens and propeller guard, disconnect fuel lines, close fuel tank vent screw, secure fuel tank and lines from the motor and secure with the cable lock. Loosen transom plugs to drain any water in the hull.
D. Flush engine by connecting a water hose to the hose outlet above engine cooling water outlet. Turn on water to flush engine (NO NEED TO RUN ENGINE, flush engine for 5 minutes. Flush boat and trailer of salt water.
E. Park boat in the designated area. Tilt outboard to the vertical position but do not allow lower unit to contact the ground. (DISCONNECT FUEL LINE FROM FUEL TANK) Check fuel level if below 1/4 full remove the fuel tank from boat and refill. No fuel required, close fuel vent and secure tank with locking cable. (Remove the boarding ladder and store in the port storage locker on the boat).
Lock boat trailer wheel with wheel boot and boat with cable. Leave safety equipment in the bucket on the boat. 2way radio removed and stored in LTS facility. Cover hull and motor with morning cover. (store outboard keys in the indoor key lock box), and crank for wheel boot in the file box. LOG ANY DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED OF OPERATION CONDITIONS THAT NEED to be REPAIRED IN RIDGID BOAT LOG BOOKLET.
F. (WEEKLY ENGINE CHECKS) Release rear engine cover latch, pull the cover up and remove it. Check oil tank level tank is located on the port side of the engine. Fill tank if needed. (USE ONLY EVENRUDE XD 100 2 CYCLE ENGINE OIL) Replace engine cover make sure it is latched correctly.
G. Fuel checked daily (USE ONLY RECREATIONAL FUEL REC 90) Do not use automotive fuels they will damage the engine.
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