2001 Four Winns Funship 214 234 264 Boat Owners Manual

Should blower noise and vibration be excessive, loosen-
ing the bilge blower mounting screws and then tightening
evenly usually reduces noise considerably.
All Four Winns® stern drive models are equipped with
enginecompartmentventilation.  Thissystemisdesigned
to meet or exceed the requirements (in effect at the time
of manufacture) of the U.S. Coast Guard, the National
Marine Manufacturers  Association, and the  American
Boat and Yacht Council.
A.   Transom Drain
A transom drain with plug is provided in the engine com-
partment to allow water drainage. When the boat is out
A.   Gravity Ventilation System
of the water, the boat and trailer should be positioned so
any bilge water accumulation during dry storage will flow
The exhaust  ducting reaches to the  lower bilge area.
towards the transom.
This provides adequate air movement while underway
and during bilge blower operation.
B.   Forced Air Ventilation
Be sure the drain plug is securely in place prior
to launching the  boat.  Upon  shipment of the
All Four Winns® models except outboards are equipped
boat, the drain plug is usually taped to the steer-
with an electric bilge blower. The bilge blower provides
ing wheel.
the ventilation required prior to starting the engines and
whileatidle.  SeeSectionH  ElectricalSystemsforblower
operation instructions.
B.   Bilge Pumps
Bilge pumps are  provided in the  bottom of the hull  to
remove miscellaneous water accumulations that might
occur during normal boating or weather conditions. The
bilge pump is controlled  by the Bilge Pump Switch on
or death. Before starting the engine, check the
the dash panel. See Section H-3 for a detailed descrip-
Gasoline vapors can explode resulting in injury
enginecompartmentbilge  forgasolineorvapors,
tion of the bilge pump switches.
blower operation.  Run blower when vessel is
Bilge pumps equipped with automatic switches are stan-
operating below cruising speed. ALWAYSoper-
dard on all Funship™ models. As the water level rises,
ate the bilge blower while the engines are at idle.
the automatic float switch will activate the pump.
C.   Engine Ventilation System Maintenance
When leaving the boat  unattended for long periods of
time or during excessive rain storms, it is a good idea to
Periodic inspection and cleaning of the ventilation ducts
check on the boat for excessive water accumulation. Be
isnecessarytoensureadequateaircirculation.    Abuildup
sure both the bilge pump and automatic float switch are
of leaves,  twigs, or other  debris can  severely reduce
operating properly. The operating time of the bilge pump
ventilation. Be sure bilge water does not accumulate to
a level that would obstruct the ventilation ducts.
will be limited to the battery capacity.
While at rest, any bilge water accumulation may
flow forward. Therefore, operate the bilge pump
is at a substantial running angle. DO NOT allow
bilge water to accumulate. Damage to the en-
gine or other components may result.
Blower operation can be tested by placing a hand over
the vents. DO NOT rely on the sound of the blower. Be
sure a substantial amount of air is being exhausted by
the bilge blower.  Check the bilge blower system often,
preferably before each cruise.
Funship™ Owner’s  Manual
Section K
Page 1
Product Specification
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