d. Incorrect ignition timing.
a. Worn piston rings and valves.
Do not use drugs or drink alcohol while operating a boat.
Like driving a car, driving a boat requires sober, attentive
care. Operating a boat while intoxicated or under the
influence of drugs is not only dangerous, but it is also a
Federal offense carrying a significant penalty. These
laws are vigorously enforced. The use of drugs and al-
b. Engine temperature - Cold running engines in- cohol, singly or in combination, decreases reaction time,
creaseCOproduction. Enginecoolingwatersys- impedes judgement, impairs vision, and inhibits your
tem design and selection of thermostat(s) are ability to operate a boat.
primary considerations affecting engine operat-
ingtemperature. Generally,anengineproduces B. Safe Operation
less CO if it operates at a relatively high tem-
perature within manufacturer’s specifications.
Safe operation means that you do not misuse your boat
nor do you allow your passengers to do so. Safe op-
c. Exhaust Back-Pressure - Certain alterations to eration means using good judgement at all times. It
the exhaust system may increase engine ex- includes, without limitation, the following actions:
haust back pressure and CO production.
Observe all safety signs and warnings both
inside the boat and in the immediate boating
d. Restricted engine room or compartment venti-
Q. Maintenance - External Conditions
• Become familiar with, and adhere to, the
“Rules of the Road”.
External conditions that contribute to inefficient engine
• Maintain boat speed at or below the legal
limits. Avoid excessive speed or speeds
not appropriate for operating conditions.
Fouled hull bottom.
Damaged and fouled running gear (propeller and
• Be sure at least one other passenger is
familiar with the operation and the safety
aspects of the boat in case of an emer-
gency, and knows how to use and locate
all safety equipment.
Incorrect selection of propeller size.
B - 3 SAFE BOATING PRACTICES
• Load the boat within the limits listed on the
capacity plate. Balance loads bow and stern
and port to starboard. Passengers are to sit
only on seats, not seat backs, gunwales, en-
gine cover, or any other unsafe locations.
YOU are responsible for your own safety, the
safety of your passengers, and the safety of
Do not use the boat in bad weather or sea
conditions beyond the skill or experience of
the operator or the comfortable capability of
the boat or passengers.
A. Drugs and Alcohol
Alcohol consumption and boating do not
mix! Operating under the influence endan-
gers the lives of your passengers and other
boaters. Federal laws prohibit operating a
boat under the influence of alcohol or
Make sure the passengers and gear do not
obstruct the operator’s view or impede his
ability to move.
Do not exceed the maximum engine power
rating stated on the certification plate located
inside the boat.
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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