IMPORTANT: The presence of the capacity plate does
not relieve the boat operator from the responsibility of
using common sense or sound judgment. Turbulent wa-
ters and adverse weather conditions will reduce the maxi-
mum load capacity rating of the boat.
4. If your boat has fuel injection, turn the key to start
the engine. Engine will not turn over if throttle is not
in the neutral position.
If your boat does not have fuel injection, depress
the engine warmup button to advance the throttle
several times and leave it in the SLOW/START po-
sition. This will actuate the carburetor accelerator
pump and feed fuel to the engine. Turn ignition key
to START position.
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The operation and maintenance manual supplied with
your engine provides pre-start, starting and cold-starting
instructions. The following information is merely a guide
and not intended to explain in detail all starting proce-
dures and instructions. Refer to your engine owner’s
5. When engine is cold, run engine approximately one
(1) to two (2) minutes at fast idle speed (1200 to
1500 RPM). This step is not necessary with fuel
A. Preliminary Checks
Once engine has warmed up, check water tempera-
ture gauge to ensure engine temperature stays
within optimum range. If temperature reading is ab-
normally high, stop engine immediately and inspect
for cause of high reading.
Secure boat to the dock before attempting to start
engine. The boat should be kept secure until the
engine is running and warmed up.
Operate the bilge pump until the flow of water stops.
With engine running, voltmeter should show a read-
ing between 12 and 15 volts.
Make sure the throttle is in the neutral position and
stern drive or outboard is lowered into water.
Check steering operation. Turn steering wheel full
Make sure passengers seated in the bow area do
not obstruct the driver’s vision.
9. Inspect for fuel odors and visible leaks in the fuel,
oil, coolant, exhaust and power steering systems.
Make sure boat is securely moored to the dock
and engine is idling. Then move the throttle forward
and then aft and back to neutral to check for proper
operation of the shifting motion. Be careful. Leave
the engine in gear for only a second or two.
To prevent excessive exposure and reduce the
possibility of carbon monoxide accumulation
in the cockpit areas of the boat, the operator
should provide adequate ventilation in each of
these areas. Utilize hatches, doors, windows
and side vents to increase air movement. See
Section B-2 for information about the dangers
of Carbon Monoxide.
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Notice:Additional starting information is located in Sec-
Boat steering is not self-centering. Steering is
effected by engine and propeller torque, trim
tab setting, wave and current action and the
speed of the hull through the water. Constant
attention to steering is required for safe opera-
Check all electrical systems and navigation lights.
If your boat is equipped with an optional battery se-
lector switch, turn the battery switch to 1, 2 or ALL
When all your pre-departure checks have been com-
pleted and the engine has warmed up, you will be ready
to leave the dock.Take into account the amount of wind,
Attach the ignition interrupt lanyards securely to your
body. In the event that you move away from the helm
area and beyond the length of the lanyard, the en-
gine will be turned off.
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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