DIELECTRIC GREASE

SILICONE BASED GREASE

WHAT IS DIELECTRIC GREASE?

Dielectric grease is a special use silicone-based grease, its non-conductive.

It is used to prevent corrosion on electrical connectors and to seal out any intrusive moisture.

You do not need to use much of the grease, and usually is sold in small sized tubes.

If you haven’t been using it yet, I encourage you to purchase a tube.

PROTECTION

Regarding the electrical current, the grease disrupts the flow which can make it good for sealing and lubricating the rubber parts that are associated with electrical connectors.

It is really good regarding high temperatures. On our Ultra LX engines, the metal components of the engine case are about 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

So, this heats up the interior of the engine compartment and also the condensation we experience from that heat exchange from the engine block.

This is another reason our Post Operations Inspections are vital to the health of the engine and electrical connectors.

GOOD STUFF!

Most dielectric grease is heat rated.

Silicone grease properties have low viscosity, so it squeezes outward with metal to metal contact making a nice coating seal.

It’s great to use on multi-pin connectors as well as the spark plugs or rubber covers.

It is best to use what the Personal Water Craft manufacturer you are operating recommends.

It can also be a skin irritant so wear the appropriate nitrile gloves and don’t touch your face while using it.

Make sure you use a marine grade Dielectric grease.

Good Luck and thank you for taking care of your Rescue Water Craft!

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Posted: August 11, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE – ENGINE EXHAUST COOLING SYSTEM

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

WHAT IS PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE?

It is a thorough understanding regarding relationship value of care and inspection.

Three Suggestions of interest:

1. Conduct proper water flush procedures for the exhaust cooling system and purge the lines.

2. Drain/dry all remaining standing water out of the engine compartment and bilge area. We like to use a reverse dry/water vac when the engine has cooled down, or simply sponge by hand and towel dry, ventilate with the seat off, or slightly cracked for airway flow.

3. Inspect and tighten hose clamps. Inspect gaskets and hoses for pressure release.

Corrosion inspection for the exhaust system

DRY BILGE

Do not store like this outside with your seats removed in a marine environment due to salt droplets, debris, wind and dust/dirt.

Make sure your post operations inspections are thorough.

You have metal to water conductivity with standing water.

Gaskets can become damaged along with metal parts.

Do not allow your craft to sit in water for extended ranged days.

INSPECTION LIST

Observe your hourly maintenance chart per the make, model and year of product of Rescue Water Craft you are operating.

I have suggested to you before to make a binder for your Jet Ski to maintain your inspection records and engine hours, so if you haven't gotten after that now is the time!

Metal sitting in water can corrode from salt contact

That binder you maintain accurately can save you $$.

Regarding cleaning/flushing: Some folks like using Salt Away, some use Simple Green and some use Dawn Detergent, regardless, effective preventative maintenance is your Jet's Skis best friend both internally and externally.
I make my own flush/wash.

Kawasaki Ultra LX 2018 Muffler system

Make sure you take care of your muffler system

You cannot go wrong by keeping your bilge dry!

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Posted: June 29, 2019

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HOW TO CHANGE AN OIL FILTER CARTRIDGE

OIL FILTER INSPECTION

KAWASAKI JET SKI® OIL FILTER INSPECTION

In our K38 courses our students are conducting the tune ups on their training Jet Skis. They will change the oil and when needed replace the oil filter cartridge. I'll run you through a quick review of what we have them do.

Sometimes the cartridge wasn't set right the previous time and it can be challenging to remove. Don't stress, you can get that project done with a little advice.

The inspection discovers there is oil leaking from the oil filter. Do not use the Jet Ski®.

Immediately take it out of service. If you see oil in the bottom of the engine compartment, or notice oil splaying around the oil filter or leaking, or the warning indicator light on the LCD flashes the code: OIL), the ECU will place the craft in ‘safe mode’ due to low oil pressure (3 000 rpm).

TOOLS

Cause of oil leak: Oil filter was not installed properly.

It is important take grease and coat the rim edge with the rubber gasket.

Putting the oil filter on the threads must be lined up appropriately.

The oil filter needs to be put on with the correct torque specifications.

Example: Kawasaki STX-15 Jet Ski® 2014 model.

OIL

ENGINE OIL REVIEW (Marine Grade)

It is important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. If the craft is under warranty have the dealership maintain the craft during this period.

However, it is important to know how to change the oil and oil filter in case of water immersion or ingestion. You will need specialty tools.

Oil it to be replaced every 50 hours. Engine Oil Filter every 100 hours or as needed

First Step
You will need to complete an oil change.

• Remove the engine cut off switch from the ignition post.
• Level the Jet Ski® on the trailer or shop cart.
• Remove the oil dip stick (When you replace make sure the O section of the finger pull is facing the cylinder)
• Place the oil removal tube (straw) down the dip stick opening.
• Four Stroke SAE 10W-40 Marine grade oil, 5 US quarters or 5.0 L.

When you drain the oil, make sure you replace as much oil as you removed. Do not overfill!

OIL FILTER REMOVAL TOOLS

The manufacturer recommends that you use the following tools for oil filter installation and removal:

1. Funnel
2. Eye protection/gloves
3. Ratchet
4. Oil filter removal tool

TROUBLESHOOTING

When the oil filter is frozen in place and is difficult to remove you will have to take aggressive removal measures.

Due caution must be used to not damage the threads of the lower-case unit.

You will struggle a bit to do this procedure. (Put some muscle into it!)

You will have to use the stubby claw hammer and ram the Philips head screwdriver through the can, and the can will have to be crushed.

You may ruin the screwdriver so don’t use a high-quality tool This is being done on an angle.

Make sure you are working on the angle of the threads to the casing to not cause damage.

Remember to hold the oil filter in an upright position because residual oil may be inside the cartridge.

Place an absorbent pad below the working area of the oil filter cartridge.

TOOLS FOR REMOVING A STUCK OIL FILTER CARTRIDGE

1. Phillips head screwdriver
2. Stubby claw hammer
3. Channel Locks
4. Fuel/oil spill bibs


When replacing the oil filter use the torque specifications: 18 N-m (1.8 kgf-m, 13 ft-lb)

Replace oil as stated above. Test the water craft using the water flush mount and flush instructions.

Warning: Refer to manufacturer’s settings and recommendations. Use at your own risk.
This review is not to be relied up 100%, have a qualified Kawasaki mechanic perform all inspections and maintenance on your Personal Water Craft to ensure a safe operable vessel. Reference materials: KMC

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Posted: June 26, 2019

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HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

HIN

A Hull Identification Number (HIN) signifies that the vessel is certified and meets all the standards required by law for production.

All manufactured craft and motor vehicles have identification numbers. USA boat manufacturers use the HIN since 1972 when Federal regulations required recreational vessels to be determined by a numbering system. We will be referring to Personal Water Craft constructed after 1988.

The HIN is used at the Department of Motor Vehicles for sales, transfers, customs and retirement notification of all power craft vessels.

In 2012 the vessel manufacturers petitioned the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to adjust production dates allowing them an extra two months of production to label craft as next year’s model. This helped them with their marine production schedule and subsequent sales for the industry.

Your Hull Identification Number is referred to as a HIN. In some countries it is referred to as a Craft Identification Number (CIN) held to an ISO standard (International Organization for Standardization. In the USA our term will be referred to as HIN.

HINs have 12 digits in the United States including numbers and letters. The European standard will have 14. Each product line has its own unique HIN and location. The HIN will appear on your registration documents and title.

MANUFACTURER IDENTIFICATION CODE (MIC)

KAW12345B919

MIC Code: KAW -These will be the first three letters that you see that the United States Coast Guard assigned to the manufacturer; in this example Kawasaki.

SERIAL NUMBER: 12345, this 5-digit serial number is assigned to your Rescue Water Craft (Personal Water Craft PC) by the manufacturer. Sometimes you may see letters and numbers, however Q, O and I will be excluded so they are not confused with numbers.

B is the certification for the month which the construction began

9 is the year of the certification this digit represents the last year the craft was constructed.

19 represents the boat model year.

K38 has advised you in past tutorials and in your training course to write down your HIN and your ESN (Engine Serial Number), and to take photos and place in a file for records.

This is important for the following reasons:

1. Future sale of the Rescue Water Craft (RWC)
2. Theft of the craft
3. Warranty needs
4. Identification of the craft

Country Code – This is an optional addition to the Hull Identification Number. Manufacturers of boats have the option of adding the prefix – i.e. “CA -“ (block capitals and a hyphen) in front of the HIN number. This is a mandatory requirement for manufacturers who are exporting to another country (such as the European community) however this is not a part of the accepted mutual recognition of Hull Identification Numbers between the US and Canada.

RECORDS

Character nine if the last numeral of the Year during which construction or assembly began. Use the letter designations for each month as follows:

January – A
February – B
March – C
April – D
May – E
June – F
July – G
August – H
September – I
October – J
November – K
December – L

Character itemized on the HIN representation will be the last numeral of the Year during which construction or assembly began.

Characters used in the example; one and nine are the last two numerals representing the Model Year for which the boat was built.

LOCATION

Your HIN on your Kawasaki Ultra LX Jet Ski® will be located on the starboard quarter side astern on top of the re-boarding deck. It will appear on an angle up against the rear facing foot rest on the outside edge of the Hydroturf traction deck pad.

HIN's can be damaged if a Towable Aquaplane Device (TAD) is improperly installed is the friction between the two surface can damage or break off the HIN tab.

Hard strikes, accidents or moored up against docks with bock wakes drawing the gunwale and re-boarding deck below the dock can damage the HIN.

Please take a photo of your HIN and place in your craft documents.
Refer to all maintenance records using the HIN.

If you need to look a HIN up there are lots of online resources from the manufacturers, you can conduct an online search.

https://kpp.kawasaki.com/Vin-Finder

Keep your records and maintain the database on all your craft. It will help you when it come stime to conduct online orders and sale of the craft. Most people are not aware of the age of the craft. Its simple!

Walk to the back of your Rescue Water Craft and observe the last 2 digits!

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Posted: June 23, 2019

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ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER

E.S.N.

The Engine Serial Number is important for you to know in case you need to order replacement parts, or your Rescue Water Craft (Personal Water Craft PWC) is destroyed due to a mishap or lost due to theft.

The serial number is what the dealership will use to verify your craft and also to fulfill your warranty needs.

THEFT

In the event of theft of the craft, investigating authorities will require two things from you:

1. Hull Identification Number (HIN)
2. Engine Serial Number (ESN)

In your log book write these two corresponding serials down.

Take photos of both of them and save to file.

The engine number can also be confirmed by the label on top of the engine itself.

Example: Kawasaki Ultra LX Jet Ski®

RECORDS

Write down your following:

1. Manufacturer of the craft
2. Model Number
3. H.I.N. Number
4. Engine Serial Number
5. Registration Number

Do this right away, don’t put it off, it will save you time in the future and allow your maintenance schedule to stay steady.

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Posted: June 23, 2019

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LEARN

The Value of Training is the admission of the necessity for improvement. Training is also a vital extension of preventative maintenance.

If something isn’t quite working out as expected, address it.

This applies to the physical actions of Coxswains as much as it does to the tools they need to administer their program success.

If you have a team mentality that will do things the way they have always been done, maybe its time to inspect that closely. Everything in our world is moving forward, but water rescue has been stagnant in product development or new training updates and that is not good!

Admit where you or your program is wrong or flawed. Don't skirt it, don't ignore it and don't give it an excuse or delay. Fix it, and fix it strong and sure so that you do not suffer a casualty or loss. (or worse).

Making admissions in the errors of program or equipment use is lifesaving, its your life and your teammates. It starts with the most simplest of your tools.

Learning is about review. Its about sustainability and performance measures.

1. Itemize the needs
2. Deduct the problems
3. Fulfill the Solutions
4. Evaluate the results.

You cannot learn until you start taking some corrective actions. Its not just on the water where things go wrong, its starts with the program and long before you head to the boat ramp to launch.

You can start with something as simple as your engine cut off switch and lanyard.

Are you sure you are using the correct engine cut off switch for your Rescue Water Craft?

INSPECT

You need a minimum of 6 engine cut of switches or 'kill switches' as some refer to them.

The generic slang is simply using the word 'lanyard' to shorten the sentence structure.

It is a lot to say 'grab your engine cut off switch lanyard', but that is the correct term.

So, go get them right now. I'll wait for you...................

REPLACE

Broken, cracked or damaged, its time to replace like this engine cut off switch

Welcome back!

How many do you have in front of you? One of three?

Here is a solid suggestion for you.

1. Emergency use for the RWC (in case of emergency only)
2. 1 for the Coxswain
3. 1 for the Crew Member
4. 1 on board for replacement in case of loss or damage underway.
5. Additional 2 spares back at the marine unit location to replace the damaged ones.

Okay, you you need at least 6 engine cut off switches honestly.

Well if you don't have replacements you may have to take your Rescue Water Craft out of service until new ones arrive. That could takes weeks on order during the peak season.

How do you inspect them?

Just like any other sensitive equipment:

1. Breaks, fractures, splits or cracks
2. Lanyard frayed or worn
3. Long term age (yeah replace old gear)
4. Make sure you are using the correct key to begin with!

Engine Cut Off Switches should be specific to the Make, Year and Production model of the Rescue Water Craft you use.

Inspect after every single use.
Inspect annually.

Remember, this is part of your minimum Rescue Water Craft carriage requirements and the single most important accessory you can have while underway.

Now that you have the engine cut off switch done, go do the line and inspect every other item in your Marine Unit RWC Shed!

You are off to a good start!
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Posted 1.13.2019

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IDENTIFY YOUR STRONG OPERATORS

COXSWAINS

Identify Your Strong Coxswains.

What is a Coxswain? They are the Operator. They are the Captain. They are in charge of the Crew. They are in charge of the ship (Rescue Water Craft). It is important to identify your strong Coswains for a variety of reasons:

1. Reduction of liability through competence
2. Teaming (building a cohesive unit)
3. Safety at Sea
4. Operational Integrity
5. Mentoring
6. Operational Acumen

MANAGEMENT

When you can identify the strength in your Operators you have a distinct advantage to identify the complimentary deficiencies in your team. This is something that needs to be conducted periodically.

How can you make an assessment?

1. Review the condition of the Rescue Water Craft(s)
2. Review the condition of the trailering and Transport equipment
3. Quiz the Operators
4. Skillset assess monthly the technical ability of your team
5. Rate the level of competency and assign the rating in the database
6. Describe the shortcomings and capabilities, make improvement on both!
7. Assign degrees of performance related to service work

If you have an Operator that is identified as problematic in techincal skills, but is high in managing equipment, perhaps a reassignment is necessary? Where are their strengths? What are they comfortable doing? What are the uncomfortable doing?

Provide an honest counseling session regarding performance, executive and completion of all tasks. Ask them if they would be willing to take on another level and manage that specific area of the program. Correlate that with documentation that will verify their factual performance and related success or defaults.

It is important that an administrator oversees and inspects the performance of the team, leaders and program guidelines.

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STRENGTH

Strength is a needed ingredient in program management and sustainability, but how do we measure strength?

Is id conducted by setting a program and essentially abandoning it year after year because its always been that way or do we determine to investigate the program failures and success?

That begins with the personnel in charge. Whether administrators, operators, crew or mechanics the teaming aspect is critical for future safety as well as present safety and program sustainability.

Make a commitment right now to review your Rescue Water Craft program.

Interview your team.

Ask them what they think is working well and what areas they would like to see changes.

Be courageous and represent integrity, as you may be saving one of your team members reputation or your own.

Care About Your Team

PROGRESS IS EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP

...Otherwise the door is open for a mishap.

Don't wait until you have to learn from a lesson.

Take the lessons now and make a plan. A solid plan.

People do not have to get hurt, Rescue Water Craft do not have to be damaged to learn a lesson.

Today there are service providers such as K38 who have gone through the scale of difficulty and formatted procedures that
protect reputation, reduce risk of injury and accident and are on the frontline of knowledge.

If you do not have a subject matter expert on your staff who is invested in the Rescue Water Craft community and can represent 100 questions that are accurate about a Rescue Water Craft, 200 questions about the environment and 500 questions about how this lines up accidents, you may need to reach out and have your program reviewed.

Backing up and slowing down your program flow can save your department and your staff intense grief and discouragement.

Review your mishaps. The story is in the actions and the subsequent behaviors can be alerted.

Ask us how we know?

Good luck, we wish you a safe and noble program that you are proud of and your people are operating safely!

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Posted: 10.27.2018

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Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

PROTECT YOUR HELM

DON'T DO THIS

Helm Safety is Security Underway.

I would advise all of Rescue Water Craft crews, teams and operators to never strap anything down on top of the Rescue Water Craft handlebars (helm) that places direct and consistent pressure against the helm station.

Rescue Water Craft helms do not have the structural strength in storage or transport to maintain a weight load placed up against them, let alone any ratchet cargo straps pressing down.

Disregarding the structural strength of the helm and over bearing a significant weight load against it could lead to a catastrophic failure of the helm.

Resulting in a serious mishap, injury or fatality.

Also to note that the rear stern re-boarding handle is also plastic and can suffer damage as well.

A rule of thumb? If you capsize your Rescue Water Craft and it heels over upside down in shallow waters, when you right it, check the re-boarding handle, rear seats and helm, forward cowling, turn the helm and pull back throttle and inspect the steering nozzle before you start the craft.

This typically happens because of a lack of education regarding the care and maintenance of the overall craft itself. A simple solution would be to have every member of your team read the Owner's Manual warnings and cautions of the Make, Model and Year of Production of your Rescue Water Craft.

Sheared off Helm

KNOW YOUR BOAT

Not all of the steering column necks are not metal fabrication unless you have an afermarket one designed for race builds. Construction can be a combination plastic and metal and both can receive stress fractures from objects that produce repetitive movement, such as air pushing against an IRB and creating a bounce affect with a downward force towards the Rescue Water Craft.

This could also be caused by a poorly maintained trailer where the trailer bunks are failing or the axle, tires and wheels are overloaded with more weight than their rating or the tongue weight is incorrect.

1. Protect the helm
2. Protect the handlebar grips to not cause rotation which can result in wrist flexion
3. Protect the throttle lever and clutch lever (port/starboard helm sides)

The only way you can inspect the helm after a transport such as this showed in the header photo is to remove the shroud and inspect the entire steering assembly closely and even then, maybe not.

First care is to protect the helm and the water jet pump because of their relationship values, inspect your throttle lever and don't allow any lines near it, that could be a fatal mistake.

You don't want to be underway and have your helm shear off when hand hold forces are applied and it let's go, loss of steerage and stopping distance to fixed objects or other crews cannot be controlled at this point, and the operator and or crew could be ejected.

This could become a serious situation if ignored due to not understanding the craft, not knowing its construction design and not having enough storage for ancillary gear.

Remember, you are a mariner, not a rescuer!

Don't get it backwards! Repeat after me: I am a mariner.

Know your boat as a prudent mariner and care for them as you care for yourself; rescue is an application of our maritime community. It is one facet of operations. If you consider yourself a rescuer first you are going to experience many mishaps and chronic failures of your Rescue Water Craft Program.

Recommendation: Deflate the hypalon tubes for the IRB and set your gear up on site instead, don't compromise your boats. Don't strap anything above the helm station. Take a RWC maintenance course, check ours out!

Ask me how I know? lol

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Posted: 9.14.2018

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Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

Follow Through with PWC Recalls!

RECALL

Recall alert!

The fuel hose in some of the 2016 Yamaha Waverunner Personal Water Craft models may not be properly connected to the fuel tank and may disconnect while operating.

This will allow the fuel line to drop from its connection point and to leak inside the engine compartment of the interior hull.

FROM BOATUS.COM

KNOW YOUR MODEL AND MONITOR THE INTERNET FOR UPDATES

This fuel line problem could potentially cause the engine to stall or even cause a fire.

This could also cause an explosion if the fuel lines up with any sparking contact or high heat.

If the Personal Water Craft has been operated for a while, the engine block and exhaust pipe will be hot.

EMERGENCY

Yamaha Motor USA and the U.S. Coast Guard advise not to use the following models until returned to a dealer for inspection and repair:

FX Cruiser HO, SHO, SVHO
FX HO, SVHO
FZR SVHO
V1, V1 Sport
VX, VX Cruiser, Cruiser HO, Deluxe, Limited
VXR
VXS

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Posted: 8.30.2018

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Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.