mulated under the plastic, the hull is still “wet” and must P - 7 HULL SUPPORT
be allowed to dry longer before repairing.
Proper support of the hull while it is out of the water is
When the repair is completed, an application of an epoxy imperative. Due to the design complexities, Four Winns
barrier coat should be considered. This will help prevent doesnotrecommendtrailersorstoragecradlesbehome-
thepossibilityofreoccurrenceofblisters. YourFourWinns made. The boat is a valuable piece of equipment. DO
dealer or local ship store will have information on barrier NOT risk permanent damage to the hull structure in an
er support can lead to serious and permanent hull defor-
P - 6 ANTIFOULINGPAINT
Four Winns recommends antifouling or bottom paint for
boats which will be kept in the water for extended periods
of time. Antifouling paint reacts with water to retard the
growth of algae, barnacles and other marine growth on
the hull. In addition to marine growth, it offers protection
against excessive water pollution.
Failure to adequately support the hull may
result in permanent hull structure damage
and will invalidate the hull structure war-
When attempting to raise the hull, never allow
one end of the boat to rise first, while letting the
derwater gear. Serious damage to these com-
on underwater gear. Be sure the strap is against
the hull surface only.
Antifouling paint begins reaction upon contact with water.
After a season’s use or sooner under certain conditions,
the antifouling paint may appear to be dissolving. This is
due to the paint’s chemical emission that in turn retards
marine growth. When this occurs, refinishing is in order.
Four Winns recommends reapplication of the antifouling
paint seasonally. The effectiveness of the paint will be
drastically reduced if used longer. Though Four Winns
effective in certain water conditions. See a Four Winns
dealer for recommendations on antifouling paint use in
Atrailer, or storage cradle designed for a larger or smaller
lead to hull deformation and thus serious performance
FourWinns® trailers areavailablefor all Funship™ mod-
els. Refer to Section S - Trailers for additional informa-
During surface preparation, the hull should be
sanded only enough to remove any foreign mat-
ter, and loose paint. DO NOT sand deeply into
the gel coat, fiberglass cosmetic problems could
later result. After sanding, the surface should be
wiped with a rag treated with a cleaner recom-
mended by the antifouling paint manufacturer.
The surface must be clean and slightly rough to
ensure paint adhesion.
ing. Four Winns recommends this procedure as a pre-
a line of epoxy undercoatings. Consult your Four Winns
dealer for recommendations on epoxy undercoatings.
Funship™ Owner’s Manual
|Categories||Four Winns Freedom Manuals, Four Winns Funship Manuals, Four Winns Horizon Manuals, Four Winns Manuals, Outboard Marine Corporation Manuals|
|Tags||Four Winns Funship 214, Four Winns Funship 234, Four Winns Funship 264|
|Model Year||2003, 2004, 2005|
|Document Type||Owner's Manual|
|Product Brand||Boats and Cruisers, Four Winns. For support contact your dealer at http://www.fourwinns.com/locate-dealer.aspx|
|Document File Type|
|Wikipedia's Page||Outboard Marine Corporation|
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