D. Shifting and Control Speed
Any time the boat is operated, be aware of
changes in shift system operation. A sudden
increase in shift effort at the remote control
handle, or other abnormal operation, indicates
a possible problem in the shift system. If this
Move control handle to the neutral detent (idle) posi-
tion. This will engage neutral start switch and allow
engine to start.
DO NOTshift into FORWARD or REVERSE un-
less engine is running. Damage to the shift sys-
tem could result from trying to shift without the
engine running. Carefully check function of all
control and engine systems before leaving the
With engine running and boat securely tied
to the dock, shift drive into forward and re-
verse to ensure there is gear engagement.
When docking the boat, all docking ma-
neuvers must be performed at slow speed.
sengers should be informed of potential
problems and precautions taken.
To go FORWARD - actuate the neutral lock mecha-
nism and briskly move the shift handle forward.
Throttle movement will begin after forward gear en-
If you suspect there is a problem, see your Volvo Penta/
To go in REVERSE - actuate the neutral lock mecha- Mercruiser dealer as soon as possible for proper diag-
nism and briskly move the shift handle rearward. nosis and required service or adjustment. Continued
Throttle movement will begin after reverse gear en- operation could result in damage to the shift mecha-
nism and loss of control.
E. Stopping Engine
DO NOT shift from forward to reverse when the
boat is planing.
Move control handle to the NEUTRAL position.
Turn ignition key to the OFF position.
DO NOTshift if engine speed is above 800 RPM.
DO NOT stop engine at speeds above idle or
“speed up” engine while turning off ignition.
Engine damage could result.
To go from FORWARD to REVERSE, or REVERSE
to FORWARD; always pause at NEUTRAL and al-
low engine speed to return to idle.
After shifting is completed, continue to move the con-
trol handle slowly in the desired direction to increase
A - 10 GROUNDING AND TOWING
If the boat should become disabled, or if assist-
ing another craft that is disabled, great care
must be taken. The stress applied to a boat
during towing may become excessive. Exces-
and create a safety hazard for those aboard.
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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