2002-2008 Four Winns Vista 378 Boat Owners Manual

Even if the boat floats in an upside-down position, stay
with it.  The boat hull  is much  easier for rescuers  to
spot than a human head sticking out of the water. DO
NOT attempt to swim ashore, it may be further than it
5.   Shore up the hole with a spare PFD or bunk cush-
ion from your boat.
6.   While  blocking the hole, trim the boat so that the
hole is out of the water.
D.   Man Overboard
Think through  and follow these  procedures if some-
one in your boat falls overboard.
Most fires are caused by electrical problems or  care-
less fueling practices.  A fire on board  your boat is a
serious emergency. You  must work quickly to  imple-
ment safety procedures. If a fire  occurs, immediately
stop the engine.
Remember, every  second counts,  you must  act
Move throttles to idle position immediately and yell
1.   Make  sure all persons  aboard are  wearing their
Throw some floating object overboard immediately.
Keep your required Type IV PFD accessible at all
times for such an emergency.
2.   If the fire is small, attempt to put it out with your fire
extinguisher. If the  fire is in  the engine compart-
ment, turn  off the bilge  blower. Do not  open the
engine compartment. This feeds oxygen to the fire
and may cause it to flare up.
Keep the person in the water in sight at all times.
Have a passenger do nothing  but watch the per-
son. Do not  go into the  water to help the  victim.
One person in the water is enough trouble.
If the  fire gets out  of control, execute  a distress
signal and call for help if equipped with a ship-to-
shore radio.
Circle around quickly,  approaching into the  wind
and waves. When the person is alongside, put the
engine in neutral and throw them  a Type IV PFD
with a line attached or extend a paddle or boat hook
within his/her reach.
4.   All  persons aboard  should jump  overboard and
swim a safe distance away from the flames.
IMPORTANT: All persons aboard should know the lo-
cation and proper operation of the fire extinguishers.
E.   Collision
If a serious collision occurs, you should first check the
condition of all passengers aboard, then inspect your
boat to determine the extent of damage.
Use only  approved marine  cooking and heating
Make sure  all persons aboard  are wearing their
Open flames demand constant attention.
Keep flammable materials in approved containers
in a overboard vented locker sealed from the inte-
rior of the boat.
If you need help and your boat has a ship-to-shore
radio,  first contact  the U.S.  Coast  Guard (VHF
Channel 16) or  other rescue authorities immedi-
Ensure ventilation systems are unobstructed.
Remove mooring covers before starting engine.
Check the bilge for fuel leaks.
Prepare to assist the other vessel unless your pas-
sengers and/or boat are in danger.
If the bow of the other boat penetrated your boat’s
hull, prepare to block the opening once the boats
are separated.
Extinguish smoking materials carefully.
Use special care with flame or high temperatures
around urethane foam.
Vista™ Owner’s Manual
Section S
Page 8
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shaun on Jul 07, 2014. s

great very informative. should not have to fill this out for a manule though

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