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You need _ _ in order to control a PWC.

Engine power

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Safety lanyard

Short cord for attaching the ignition safety switch to your wrist or personal flotation device (life jacket)

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Intake grate

Screening cover over the intake, which prevents large debris from entering

3

Intake

Opening in the hull that draws water toward the impeller

4

Drive shaft

The long stem connection between the motor and the impeller

5

Impeller

Device used to force water in a desired direction under pressure

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Steering nozzle

Device used for directing the stream of water to the left or right at the stern of the PWC, which steers the PWC

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Before riding on your PWC

Read and understand owners manual. Review DVD or video provided. Inspect you PWC to keep in good condition. Be aware of local and state laws.

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Fuel Selector Switch on a PWC: "On"

Should be used while you are underway

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Fuel Selector Switch on a PWC: "Off"

Should be used when the PWC's engine is turned off.

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Fuel Selector Switch on a PWC: "Reserve"

Should be used if you run out of fuel while underway. This will allow you to return to shore. Don't forget to switch back to the "On" position after refueling.

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Steering and Stopping a PWC

You must always have power in order to maintain control on a PWC

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You need _ to maintain steering control

Power

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Reboarding a capsized PWC

Messed manufacturer's have placed a decal at the rear or bottom of the craft that indicates the direction to roll your PWC to an upright position You should be able to roll the PWC over and reboard with little trouble

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Other safety considerations

Don't ride too closely behind another PWC. Always look over both shoulders before making turns

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Draft

Depth of water needed to float a vessel