Improper weight distribution can place excessive strain
on the towing vehicle and trailer. It can also cause the
trailer to “fishtail” (sway side to side). Be sure gear and
other items are distributed evenly in the boat.
Outer bunk supports provide stability for the boat. The
guide-on supports help to keep the boat straight while
driving the boat onto the trailer. Keeping the tie-downs
tightly fastened will prevent the boat from bouncing
against the bunk supports.
The load-carrying capacity of trailer hitches will vary be-
tween manufacturers and must equal or exceed the
GVWR. Four Winns® trailers use surge disc brake sys-
tems and require a fixed hitch. Refer to Section S-2E
Surge Disc Brakes for more information.
Improper trailer setup can cause hull damage.
Four Winns® trailers are designed with tongue weights
between 5% and 10% of the total weight of the boat,
fuel, gear and trailer. If the downward weight on the
coupling ball does not fall within this range, coupler fail-
ure and towing instability may occur. If using another
manufacturer’s trailer, have the dealer check the tongue
weight before trailering.
Before hitching the trailer to the vehicle, make sure the
proper size hitch ball is installed to match the coupler.
Please refer to the coupler or actuator on the trailer for
ball size. Four Winns® 214 Funship™ IO trailers require
a 2" diameter hitch ball and a 2 5/16” diameter hitch ball
is required for the 234/264 Funship™ trailers. Refer to
Section S-3 Operation for additional information on hitch-
es. Also, consult your Four Winns dealer for his recom-
mendation before purchasing a trailer hitch for your tow-
DO NOT use a bent or damaged tongue or cou-
pler. Replacement parts may be ordered
through a Four Winns dealer.
The trailer tongue is hinged on our painted trailers and
removable on our galvanized trailers. This allows for
easier storage. The tongue is attached with two clevis
pins with locking hair pins to the trailer frame. Refer to
To help guard against a sudden failure while in
use, do not use a worn hitch ball. Replace
all worn or damaged parts.
S - 2
A. Bunk Supports
wood is rot resistant.All boards are covered with a high
age during normal use.
Bunk supports run parallel to the keel and support the
hull, extending beyond the transom. See Figure S1.
Figure S2: Trailer Tongue Assembly
Figure S1: Trailer Bunks
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|
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|Wikipedia's Page||Outboard Marine Corporation|
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