B - 4 WATER SPORTS
8. Swim only in areas designated as safe for swim-
ming. These are usually marked with a swim area
buoy (see Figure B13). Do not swim alone or at
Four Winns® boats are not designed for and
should not be used for pulling parasails, kites,
gliders or any device which can become air-
borne. Use boat only for appropriate water
sports. (See Preface for actual warning label.)
Water skiing, kneeboarding, or riding a towed, inflat-
able apparatus are some of the more popular water
sports. Taking part in any water sport requires increased
safety awareness by the participant and the boat op-
erator. If you have never pulled someone behind your
boat before, it is a good idea to spend some hours as
an observer, working with and learning from an experi-
enced driver. It is also important to be aware of the
skill and experience of the person being pulled. Al-
ways have a second person on board to observe the
person in the water so the driver can concentrate on
operating the boat.
Figure B13: Swim Area Buoy
Rotating propeller can cut or sever causing se-
rious injury or death. Shut engine off and re-
move ignition key when anyone is swimming
nearby. (See Section B-3D.)
Do not allow anyone near the propeller(s), even
when the engine is off. Propeller blades are sharp
and can continue to turn even after the engine is
off. Stay at least 150 feet away from areas marked
by diver down float. See Figure B14.
A. Water Sport Guidelines
Everyone participating in a water sport should observe
Allow only capable swimmers to take part in any
Always wear a personal floatation device (PFD)
approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. Wearing a prop-
erly designed PFD helps a stunned or unconscious
person stay afloat.
Figure B14: Diver Down Float
Be considerate of others you share the water with.
Do not drive the boat directly behind a water skier.
At 25 miles per hour, the boat will overtake a fallen
skier who was 200 feet in front in about 5 seconds.
Give immediate attention to a person who has fallen.
He or she is vulnerable in the water alone and may
not be seen by other boaters.
B. Water Skiing
Approach a person in the water from the lee side
(opposite the direction of the wind). Turn off the
motor at least a boat length from the person.
The popular sport of water skiing has brought a special
set of safety precautions to observe in boating. The fol-
lowing guides help prevent accidents while water skiing.
Turn engine off and anchor before swimming.
Water ski only in safe areas, away from other boats
and swimmers, out of channels, and in water free
of underwater obstructions.
Always participate in water sports in safe areas.
Stay away from other boats, beaches, restricted
areas, swimmers and heavily traveled waterways.
Funship™ Owner’s Manual
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