RIGID BOAT EVINRUDE PRE-LAUNCH INSPECTION
PRE LAUNCH INSPECTION
A. Check hull on trailer for damage, trailer tires inflated correctly and bunks and rollers for damage or mis-alignment to boat hull. Disconnect safety chains from boat.
B. Inspect that hull is drained of water. Securely install transom plugs. Inspect water intake screens on lower unit to insure that screens are clear. Release rear engine cover latch, pull cover up and remove engine cover. Check oil level, fill oil tank (USE ONLY EVINRUDE XD 100 2 cycle engine oil CHECK ENGINE OIL WEEKLY). Replace engine cover make sure cover is latched correctly. Check battery condition (Tilt engine up until you can flip tilt support bracket up). Tilt outboard to a 30 degree angle for launching. Check fuel tank level. Engine should not be operated less than 1/4 tank of fuel (Use only unleaded recreational fuel REC-90). Other alcohol fuels will damage engine). Connect fuel hose to engine and loosen vent screw on fuel cap .Squeeze primer bulb until bulb is firm. Check fuel filter on transom for water in separating fuel filter ( Loosen drain valve on bottom of filter and drain water or sediment into a container. (Do not drain into boat hull). Check that proper keys 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.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT ON BOARD
C. Check for on board safety equipment and do not launch boat without them: Anchor with 100 ft of line, boarding ladder, towing harness and dock and launching lines, boat fenders, whistle, a throwable flotation devise, first aid kit, paddle, 2 way marine radio set on common channel for communication with LTS SUPERVISION.
D. 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 engine starts check warning lights on tachometer for running conditions, visually check that there is a steady stream of water flowing from back of engine. (Shut engine down if water flow is not visible after 30 seconds). Adjust engine speed to slowest speed after warm up (engine monitoring system will monitor engine during warm up cycle). Lower motor tilt as water depth increases departing dock
ON THE WATER
The Rigid boats are fiber glass. Protect hull by always using fenders 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 30 degrees before pulling boat on to trailer.
B. Pull boat onto trailer making sure hull is on bunkers and winch is locked when boat is properly on trailer.
C. On shore, check for debris on water intake screens and propeller guard, disconnect fuel lines, close fuel tank vent screw, remove fuel tank and lines from motor and store fuel tank in storage box. Loosen transom plugs to drain any water in hull. Tilt engine to a vertical position.
C. 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.
D. Park boat in the designated area. ( Tilt outboard UP using the tilt switch. Flip the tilt support down. Lower the outboard until the tilt support lever rests solidly on the stern brackets). Lock boat trailer and boat. Remove all safety equipment and store in Learn to Sail facility. Fuel tank should be stored in outside dock box with fuel tank vent closed. Cover hull and motor with morning cover.(store outboard keys in a designated area)
Reference operating pages in Evinrude operation guide: pages 19,20,21,22,23,26,29,31,35,39,40,42,55,59