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Owner’s Manual Part Number: MRP 1813654
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242 Islander o wner ’s Manual • t aBle F o Contents i nTroDT uc io n s T ec ion 2 • General b oa T a G rran M e en T 1. This Manual ............................................................iii 1. Docking/lifting/Trailering .....................................2.1 2. your Responsibilities ..............................................iii 2. Passenger locations ...........................................2.1 3. sources of Information ...........................................iii 3. Basic
242 Islander o wner ’s Manual • t aBle F o Contents s T ec ion 5 • f uel s YT s e M s ecTion 8 • r equireD i nspecTion , s viceer , & MainTenanc e 1. fuel system .........................................................5.1 2. fueling Precautions .............................................5.2 1. summary guide for Inspection, service and a. static Electricity and the fuel system ..........5.2 Maintenance ......................................................8.1 B. general: ...............
® Information in this publication is based upon the latest product specifications available at printing. Baja Marine Corporation reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice, in the colors, equipment, specifications, materials and prices of all models, or to discontinue models. Should changes in production models ® be made, Baja Marine is not obligated to make similar changes or modifications to models sold prior to the date of such changes. Owner’s Manual 242 Islander Pr
s eCtIon 1 • s aFety SAFE boating means: 1. s TY afe l abels s afety precautions are given throughout this • knowing the limitations of your boat manual and labels are mounted at key locations • following the "Rules of the Road" throughout the boat. This safety information advises the owner/operator and passengers of • keeping a sharp lookout for people and objects safety precautions to follow when operating and/or in the water servicing equipment. • n ot boating in water or weather cond
s eCtIon 1 • s F a ety The dashboard contains an indicator light for the 2. l eGall Y MD an a TD e MM ini M u automatic fire extinguishing system. The light will be ON when the ignition is on and indicates that the system is r D equire e M quip enT ready. If the light goes out while the ignition is on, the Consult your national or state boating law system has discharged. enforcement agency. When discharge occurs, immediately shut down all The following equipment is the minimum required
s eCtIon 1 • s F a ety Dangerous concentrations of carbon monoxide will be areas where fresh air can circulate. Do not use such present if: devices where there is no noticeable air movement, especially in the cabin, when anchored, moored, or docked. • there is an exhaust leak • Do not idle engine without moving boat for more than • a nearby vessel's engine is running 15 minutes at a time. • insufficient fresh air is circulating where people are • Inspect exhaust system regularly. (see sect
s eCtIon 1 • s F a ety (FIG. 1.4.3) f lotation a id (Type III) – vest is 5. l vinG ifesa e quipMenT designed so conscious wearers can turn face up; often designed for ! WARNING comfort while engaged in sports such as skiing. Have all passengers and the operator wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at all times when boating. When someone is overboard, it can be too late to Throwable Devices (Type IV) – (FIG. 1.4.4) have them put on a PFD. horseshoe buoys, ring buoys and buoyant cushi
s eCtIon 1 • s aFety Pliers (regular, vise-grip, and tongue & groove) 6. a DDiTional r ecoMMenDeD Wrenches (box, open-end, allen, adjustable) e M quip enT for s afe o pera Tion socket set (metric or U.s. standard as appropriate) In addition to legally mandated equipment, the following items are necessary for safe boating Electrical tape and duct tape especially if your boat is out of sight of land. hammer • first aid kit Utility knife • Visual distress signals for day and night • s pa
s eCtIon 1 • s aFety • The number of seats does not indicate how 242 Islander CE OPTION CERTIFICATION PLATE many people a boat can safely carry in poor (INTERNATIONAL) (EXAMPLE) (FIG. 1.6.2) weather and rough water. C E • a bove idle speed, all passengers must be Baja Marine Corp. 0609 seated on the seats provided. 242 Islander IMCI MAXIMUM 242 Islander DOMESTIC CERTIFICATION PLATE C (EXAMPLE) (FIG. 1.6.1) 8 + = 608 kg MAXIMUM CAPACITIES 9. p oWer c TY aciap 8 PERSONS OR 1600 LBS. 2000 P
s eCtIon 1 • s aFety The operator must always be alert to approaching boats In addition: (from the rear, right and left sides, as well as those ahead). In addition, the operator must be on the lookout • s tability may be substantially reduced if for people in the water, partially submerged debris, and equipment is added above the deck. other navigational hazards such as rocks, sand bars, and dangerous currents, to name a few. • Stability is substantially reduced by loose fluids or weigh
s eCtIon 1 • s aFety D. sheltered waters • If a lightning storm approaches, the safest action is to Maximum speed: 15 knots (18 mph) dock and disembark. If you cannot return to shore, Maximum wave height: 0.5 meters (1.5 feet) have passengers go inside the cabin and remain Boat use is limited to small lakes, rivers and there until the storm passes. canals. • lightning seeks ground when it strikes. The best your 242 Islander boat is Design Category C. protection is a properly grounded li
s eCtIon 1 • s F a ety . b s kiinG ! WARNING Shut engine off if an object is struck or if you run ! WARNING aground. Skiers must wear an approved PFD. Check for hull leaks and propulsion system damage, before restarting engine. Use hand pump if bilge pumps don't remove water. • anyone who water skis must know how to swim. Boat very slowly, if you must proceed with a damaged • never drive the boat directly behind a water skier. propulsion system. at 22 knots (25 m.p.h.), it takes only 5 s
s eCtIon 1 • s aFety Faster - Thumb pointed up or palm up, move hand up • Do not water ski in congested areas. and down. • k eep the boat and skier away from navigation markers. Speed OK - Raise arm and form a circle with thumb and index finger. • stay well clear of other boats and skiers. Stop - Raise arm with palm vertical and facing 15. e MG er Y enc s iTua Tions forward. Prevention is the safest approach. We hope that you are Turn Right - Extend right arm out from body to the never in
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