proceed at a reduced speed. The boat will be steerable,
but with increased effort. Return the boat to your Four
Winns dealer as soon as possible to correct the power
Propeller torque can also cause the boat to wander (not
follow a straight line) when operated at low speeds. This
condition is normal and can be corrected only by increas-
ing engine rpm. Wind, water currents and play in steer-
ing components can cause equivalent effects.
If equipped with power steering, check the fluid
level in the reservoir periodically. Low power
steering fluid levels may increase steering diffi-
Steering effort can vary significantly with engine
acceleration, steering angle, trim angle, and sea
condition. Be prepared for additional steering
loads at all times.
G - 3 STEERING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
A. General Maintenance
After the first two hours of running time, check
the entire steering system for loose bolts, nuts
A periodic inspection of all steering cables, linkage and
helm assemblies should be made. Signs of corrosion,
cracking, loosening of fastenings, excessive wear, or
deterioration should be immediately corrected. Failure
to do so could lead to steering system failure and corre-
sponding loss of control.
When storing equipment in the engine compart-
ment, be sure to avoid contact with the steering
cable. Cables may become kinked or damaged
and may increase steering effort.
Check all bolts, nuts and fasteners for tightness.
Most Four Winns® boats equipped with stern drives are
equipped with power steering. This is a “power assist”
system and can greatly reduce steering effort required.
B. Rotary System Maintenance
The helm and cable assembly should be so adjusted
that the steering wheel is centered with the drive or out-
be an equal number of turns to port and starboard from
the straight ahead position. If adjustment becomes
necessary, see your Four Winns dealer.
DO NOT force the steering unit to either ex-
treme. This can place undue strain on the unit
and can lead to hydraulic line or seal failure.
It is important that the power steering fluid be maintained
to the proper level. If equipped with a power steering
unit, please consult the engine manual for additional in-
formation. The engine manual is included in the owner’s
Check all metal parts at the cable output end for corro-
sion. Remove any old grease from the cable ram and
motor swivel connections using a mild solvent such as
WD-40. Spray the cleaned areas with a moisture-dis-
placing lubricant and apply a light coat of good quality
marine grease. Do this with the ram fully extended. See
For additional information, refer to the steering manu-
facturer’s literature included with this manual. Also, re-
fer to the section on Steering in your engine manual.
G - 2 PROPELLERTORQUE
The propeller rotation of a single engine with single pro-
ing system. This can cause the steering to be harder in
If this occurs, adjust the drive trim. Refer to the engine
manual, included in the owner’s packet, for information
on adjusting the trim.
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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