P - 1 HULLDESIGNINFORMATION
P - 3 EQUIPMENTINSTALLATION
Four Winns® boats are designed using the sound engi- Many boats are used for specific purposes or under con-
neering and mathematical principles of hydrostatics, hy- ditions which require the addition of special equipment to
drodynamics, structure, and strength of materials. The the hull or deck. Special care must be taken during the
materials utilized provide optimum strength at the light- installation of any equipment to a fiberglass component.
estpossibleweight. Theexactfiberglasslaminatesched- A polysulfide or butyl based sealant should be used to
ule and construction techniques of each part is deter- seal installations below the water line. Silicone “marine”
mined in accordance with the strength and rigidity re- seal or similar bedding compound should be used else-
P - 2 FIBERGLASSCONSTRUCTION
DO NOT install any item onto or through the hull
ed by the installed item or related fasteners.
Improper installations could cause leakage or
allow water absorption and thus cause serious
The fiberglass components of Four Winns® boats are of
the finest quality materials, workmanship and construc-
tion techniques available. This ensures the structural in-
tegrity to provide years of boating enjoyment with mini-
bit. Predrilling will help prevent the fiberglass
age. Also, countersink holes to prevent the gel
coat from chipping.
The construction of a Four Winns® hull begins with the
application of gel coat to the mold. The gel coat is ap-
proximately 25 mils thick. A coat of resin and chopped
fiberglass is then sprayed into the hull and carefully hand
rolled until it is securely affixed to the gel coat.
Any equipment which will be subjected to cyclic loading
A number of fiberglass layers and woven roving are ap- or significant force should be through- bolted to a fiber-
plied to the above laminate. Each layer is hand laid and glass component. A butt block or backing plate should
hand rolled. The keel and chine areas have fiberglass be used to strengthen any area onto which an item will
woven roving overlapped in these areas to provide addi- be mounted.
tional strength. Some models utilize encapsulated
end-grain balsa core or coremat laminates to achieve
additional rigidity. Others utilize additional laminations of
woven roving to maintain strength and rigidity.
P - 4 FIBERGLASSCARE&MAINTENANCE
The hull support stringers are located using special tools, Fiberglass is affected by weathering processes and re-
and are fiberglassed into place. This ensures a strong, quires maintenance on a periodic basis to help maintain
rigid hull, permanently formed into a solid assembly, free the beauty and shine. The effects upon the gel coat will
be dependent upon boating conditions, storage, type of
use, and the care given to the boat during the boating
Fiberglass cockpit liners and seat base are constructed
similar to the hull. Balsa core or coremat laminations are
utilized when necessary.
Four Winns® utilizes fade-fighting gel coat in the exterior
finish. It is specially formulated to resist fading and yel-
In addition to a thorough visual inspection of each fiber- lowing, and retain more of its original gloss than better
glass component, samples are measured using special grade gel coats. However, it is still important to maintain
equipment,forfiberglassreinforcementtoresinratio,lami- the gel coat to protect the finish.
nate configuration, weight and thickness. By these pro-
cedures Four Winns ensures proper composition.
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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