tain there is sufficient clearance for your boat to swing
in a full circle to prevent damage in case of shifting
Make certain you have enough anchor line (or scope)
for the depth of water. Your anchor line should be 6 to 7
times the depth of water anchored in. For example, if
you are in 20 feet of water, use 120 to 140 feet of an-
Secure anchor line to bow eye or deck cleat.
Never tie anchor line to a rail, rail fitting or other
hardware not designed to support this stress.
Figure M2: Transom Walk-Thru Backrest Door
To drop anchor:
Prevent falls overboard. Secure transom walk-
thru backrest and stay inside cockpit while un-
Approach your selected anchoring site from downwind
and come to a dead stop over the spot where you want
to drop anchor. Lower the anchor.
Maneuver the boat slowly backwards until length of an-
chor line is 6 or 7 times the depth of the water.
To prevent personal injury, swim platform must
not be occupied and transom walk-thru
backrest door must be in place while engines
Fasten the anchor line around the bow eye or deck cleat.
Anchor flukes should dig in and catch. Watch for an-
chor drag by checking shoreline landmarks at the time
the anchor is dropped and one-half hour later. If the
boat has drifted away from these reference marks, the
anchor is dragging and must be reset.
To prevent personal injury, DO NOT sit on the
transom walk-thru backrest door.
To weigh anchor:
M - 5 ANCHOR & ANCHORING
Start the engine running before pulling in anchor.
Anchors are available in different shapes, sizes and
weights to fit different boats, uses, and conditions. The
weight of the anchor and diameter of anchor line should
be governed by the size and weight of your boat. Four
Winns recommends a “Danforth style” 8 pound,
Attwood® “Penetrating” anchor, with a 3/8” line be used
on all the Funship™ models. The recommended line
length is 100-150 feet. Because of differences in style,
a larger anchor may be needed for different bottom or
boating conditions. Your Four Winns dealer can tell you
which anchor will work best for your boat.
Slowly maneuver the boat forward to reduce tension
on the line and make retrieval of the anchor line easier.
Raise and secure the anchor.
Always be sure to raise and secure the an-
chor prior to operating your boat. Failure to
raise and secure anchor before getting under-
way could result in severe injury or damage to
boat from rebounding anchor.
Keep anchor secure while underway to prevent dam- If the anchor becomes stuck, attach the vertical line to
age or injury due to sudden shifting in the boat’s atti- the mooring cleat. Wave action on the bow may lift flukes
from the bottom and free the anchor. If the anchor is
still stuck, feed out a few feet of line and attach it to the
Use two or more anchors if anchoring overnight or for bow cleat. Maneuver the boat around the anchor, keep-
extended periods. If not using two anchors, make cer- ing the line firm. Determine the angle that will work to
pull the anchor free.
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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