boat and the surrounding area.
The best possible situation is to return to a safe
port if time allows.
Your boat has one white (stern), one red (port) and one
green (starboard) light. The stern light may be a remov-
able pole light. To use the light, line up the two-prong
plug in the pole with the receptacle in the base. Plug
the light in, and lock it into place with lever/slide lock.
When not in use, stow the light inside your boat for
safekeeping. This light can be turned on or off at the
Close and secure all portals and hatches. Stow all
loose gear below deck and tie down any gear re-
quired to remain on deck.
Reduce speed as the seas build. Make sure all
passengers are wearing their PFDs.
If you lose power, keep the boat headed into the
waves by rigging a sea anchor off the bow. If there
is no sea anchor on board, use a canvas bucket or
any object that will offer resistance.
Check lights for proper operation before heading out at
night. You should also learn to identify the running light
combinations for other vessels. We recommend that
you participate in a boating safety course to further learn
about navigation lights and safe boating practices.
Radar reflectors (if installed on your boat) should
be 18 inches diagonally and placed 12 feet above
The anchor lights and navigation lights are controlled by
a switch at the helm. The anchor light switch allows
you to turn on just the stern (white) light when anchored
or moored. While underway, use the navigation light
switch to turn on the stern (white), port (red) and star-
board (green) lights. Lights are off when switches are in
the OFF position.
Fog is a result of either warm surface or cold surface
conditions. You can judge the likelihood of fog forma-
tion by periodically measuring the air temperature and
these two temperatures is small, you likely will incur a
fog situation. Remember the following guidelines:
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Turn on running lights.
Storms sometimes appear without advance notice.Al-
though weather information from meteorological obser-
vation and reporting stations is available, weather bu-
reaus are known to have failures in their predictions or
information gathering equipment. There is no substitute
for a strong understanding of what action to take when
the weather takes a turn for the worse. Many marinas
fly weather signals.You should learn to recognize these
signals and monitor your local weather forecasts before
As fog sets in, take bearings and mark your posi-
tion on the chart while continuing to log your course
Make sure all persons aboard are wearing their
If your boat has depth finding equipment, take
sounding and match them with soundings on your
The present and forecasted weather conditions are of
primary consideration, but a threat of possible storms
should always be a concern. Observance of the follow-
ing information will help in your safety afloat if storms
Station a person forward on the boat as a lookout.
Reduce your speed. From time to time, stop en-
gine and listen for fog signals.
Keep a watch on the horizon for approaching storm
Sound the proper horn or fog bell at proper intervals
to warn other boaters.
Turn radio ON. Dial in local weather station and
monitor forecast. If your boat has a VHF radio,
check the weather channels.
If there is any doubt in continuing boat movement,
anchor. Listen for other fog signals while continuing
to sound the proper fog horn or bell for a boat at
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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