2001 Four Winns Funship 214 234 264 Boat Owners Manual

hazardous situations. Use whistle blasts early enough    Buoys are red or green floatingATONS. If lighted, they
to be noticed and understood by other boaters.
have either red or green lights. Unlighted green buoys,
called cans, look like cylinders. Unlighted red nun buoys
It is customary for the privileged boat to signal first and   have a cone shaped top with their points cut off.  Do
the yielding boat to return the same signal to acknowl-    not pass too close to a buoy. You may foul the propeller
edge she understands and will comply. Use the danger   in its  chain.
signal (five or more short and rapid blasts) if intent is not
clear. A short blast is one or two seconds long. A long
blast is  4 to 6  seconds long.   The Navigational Aids
Chart at the end of this section lists the meanings of the
various whistle signals.
Buoys are anchored floating objects and may
not always be in exactly the same position.
Daymarks are red or green boards with numbers. They
are on posts or groups of pilings tied together and called
dolphins. Daymarks and their supports are daybeacons.
Daybeacons may or  may not have lights.   If a red or
Aids to navigation (ATONS) help you to travel safely on   green daybeacon has a light, it is the same color as the
the water. They help you get from one place to another   marker-red or green. Red daymarks are triangular and
and are most  helpful if you  have a nautical  chart.  A     have even numbers. Green daymarks are square and
navigational aids chart is at the end of this section.
have odd numbers.
Red, Right, Returning is a basic rule to assist you in
using lateral  markers.  When  you are returning  from
seaward ,  keep red markers  on the starboard  (right)
side when you pass them. Keep green markers to the
port side.
NEVER tie your vessel to anATON. It is illegal
because it blocks the ATON from view of other
boaters. Decreased visibility can contribute to
a serious accident  which may result  in prop-
erty damage, personal injury, or death.
Returning from seaward is very clear if you have been
on the  ocean.  You  are returning to  port.  By  agree-
ment, going upstream on a navigational river is return-
ing from seaward. The outlet ends of the Great Lakes
are also the seaward ends. Traveling from a large body
of water to a smaller one is considered returning from
There are two  ATON systems.  The  system used on
federal waters is known  as the International Associa-
tion of LighthouseAuthorities System B (IALA-B). The
Coast Guard maintains this system.  The second sys-
tem is  the Uniform  State Waterway Marking  System
(USWMS). This system is maintained by state authori-
C.  Safe Water Markers
A.  International Association of Lighthouse
Authorities System B (IALA-B)
Safe water markers have vertical red and white stripes
and mark  the center of  navigable channels and  fair-
ways.  Safe water  markers included both lighted and
unlighted buoys and daymarks.  If a marker is lighted,
the light is white and flashes the letter “A” is Morse Code.
IALA-B uses four  types of ATONS.  This  section dis-
cusses the two  most common markers: lateral mark-
ers and  safe water  markers.  Other  federal markers
include special markers and isolated danger markers.
The Navigational Aids Chart at the end of this section
shows these aids.
Preferred Channel  markers have  horizontal red  and
green bands. If lighted, the color of the light is the same
as the top of the band. They show the preferred chan-
nel for you to use at a junction point.  Be sure to notice
the color of the top of the band, and treat it as any other
marker you would of that color.  If the band is red and
you are  returning from seaward,  keep the marker  to
the right.
B.  Lateral Markers
Lateral markers indicate the sides of navigable  chan-
nels.   They consist of  lighted can  or nun buoys  and
daymarks. Eachhasanumberandiseitherredorgreen.
The numbers on the green markers are odd. Red mark-
ers have even numbers.
Most lights on markers flash on and off. Others such as
lights on aids with no lateral significance are fixed. They
Funship™ Owner’s  Manual
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