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
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-
Lines can snap or other hardware can be loos-
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 - 11 BOATING EDUCATION
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.
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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