Fuel Selector Switch on a PWC
Make sure you have enough fuel before casting off. Operating at two-thirds throttle instead of full throttle will conserve fuel. The following rule will help prevent running out of fuel:
- One-third to get out
- One-third to get back
- One-third in reserve for emergencies
This switch can help you avoid becoming stranded without fuel. In order to work effectively, the switch must be set in the correct position:
- The "Off" position should be used when the PWC's engine is turned off.
- The "On" position should be used while you are underway.
- The "Reserve" position 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.