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LOADING PASSENGERSAND GEAR
terfere with operation of the boat. Passengers should
board the boat one-at-a-time and be seated. Passen-
gers should remain seated during loading of the boat to
maintain an even trim.
NOTE: All boats under 26 feet in length must have a
capacity rating plate showing the recommended per-
son capacity as well as the maximum capacity of the
boat including persons, engine and gear.
Passengers seated in the bow area should
not obstruct the driver’s vision.
When loading your boat, remember to distribute the load
evenly. Keep the load low and do not overload. The ca-
pacity plate affixed to your boat states the maximum
load capacity. The plate shows in pounds, the amount
of persons and gear that the boat will safely handle un-
der normal conditions. The U.S. Coast Guard estab-
lishes these load capacity ratings. Position passengers
and gear so that the load is balanced.
IMPORTANT: Passengers are prohibited from riding on
the bow with feet hanging over the side or ride while
sitting on the stern, gunwales or seatbacks. The Coast
Guard considers these acts to be negligent or grossly
negligent operation. They are prohibited by law because
falls from moving boats are a major cause of fatal recre-
ational boating accidents.
When loading, always step into the boat, never board
by jumping. Have someone on the dock pass your gear
aboard. Secure all gear firmly so it doesn’t move or in-
Figure 7.1: Loading Passengers and Gear
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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