2001 Four Winns Funship 214 234 264 Boat Owners Manual

Four Winns® boats are not designed nor intended to be  The  United States  Power  Squadron also  offers free
used  as a  towing  vessel.    The mooring  cleats  on      courses ranging from basic seamanship to celestial navi-
Four Winns® boats are not designed or intended to be    gation. For information, contact your local Power Squad-
used for towing purposes. These cleats are specifically    ron, or write:   U.S.P.S., P.O.  Box 30423, Raleigh,  NC
designed as mooring cleats for securing  the boat to a
dock, pier, etc. DO NOT use these fittings for towing or
attempting to free a grounded vessel.
The  Red Cross  offers  power boating  and  canoeing
classes.  Contact:   Director of Water Safety, American
Freeing a grounded vessel or towing a boat that is dis-    National Red Cross,  17th & D Streets N.W., Washing-
abled requires specialized equipment and knowledge.     ton, DC  20006.
Line failure and structural damage caused by improper
towing have resulted in fatal injuries.  Because of this,     The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron offers seaman-
Four Winns strongly suggests  that these activities  be     ship courses. Information can be obtained by calling
left to those who  have the equipment and knowledge      1-800-268-3579 (Canada only).
such as the U.S. Coast Guard, to safely accomplish the
towing task.
B.   Boating Manuals or Literature
A good source of information is the U.S. Coast Guard’s
home study book called “The  Skipper’s Course”.  This
book may  be purchased  through:   Superintendent of
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washing-
ton, DC 20402, Stock # 050-012-00159-6.
Running aground can cause  serious damage
to a boat and associated  underwater gear.  If
the boat should  become grounded, distribute
personal flotation devices and inspect the boat
for possible damage.  Thoroughly inspect  the
bilge area for signs of leakage. An experienced
service facility should check the hull and under-
water gear  at the first  opportunity.   DO NOT
continue to use the boat if the condition of the
hull or underwater equipment is questionable.
“Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling”. Also,
check the local library or bookstore for additional infor-
mation on boating.
C.   Charts and Maps
If towing or  being towed is absolutely  necessary, use
the strongest lines available, and attach them to the bow
eyes or stern eyes only. Have all passengers slip on life
jackets and take a seat in the cabin or other protected
U.S. nautical charts are sold throughout  the country at
Governmental Printing Office stores and other agents. A
chart catalog is available by writing to: National Oceanic
andAtmosphericAdministration, National Ocean Survey,
Rockville, MD 20852.
In addition, many federal agencies publish recreational
maps, including the U.S. Army  Corp of Engineers, the
Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the Ten-
nessee ValleyAuthority.
Lines can snap or other hardware can be loos-
enedorbrokenwhiletowing.   Undercertaincon-
ditions, this can cause severe injury or fatality.
Addresses of all state boating agencies are listed in “A
Boater’s Guide”. For a free copy, write to: National Ma-
Chicago, IL 60611.
A.   Boating Courses
D.   Laws and Regulations
Boating education classes  are offered throughout the
country. The United States Coast GuardAuxiliary offers   The U.S. Coast Guard is the authority of the waterways;
free courses on different  topics usually during the off-    they are there to help the boating public. State boating
season. The most popular course is the “Boating Skills   regulationsareenforcedbylocalauthorities.Youaresub-
SeamanshipCourse,”andinformationcanbeobtained       ject  to marine traffic laws  and “Rules of the Road”  for
by calling 1-800-336-BOAT.
both federal and state waterways; you must stop if sig-
naled to do so by enforcement officers, and permit to be
boarded if asked.
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