2002-2008 Four Winns Vista 378 Boat Owners Manual

Make sure the passengers and gear do not
obstruct the operator’s view or impede his
ability to move.
When pulling  skiers do  not turn on the en-
gine until you are at least a boat length away
from  the person  in  the water.    When ap-
proaching a   downed skier, turn off the  en-
gine at  least one  boat length  away before
reaching the skier in the water.
Do not exceed the maximum engine power
rating stated on the certification plate located
inside the boat.
C.  Passenger Safety
E.  First Aid
Before  getting underway,  show all  passengers where
emergency and safety equipment is stowed, and explain
how to use it. Everyone aboard should wear rubber-soled
shoes which resist slipping on wet surfaces.   While un-
derway, passengers should remain seated inside the deck
rails and gates.   Do not allow passengers to  drag their
feet or hands in  the water.  Always use handholds  and
other safety hardware to prevent falls. All nonswimmers,
poor swimmers and small children should wear PFDs at
all times.
As a boater, you should be familiar with the basic first
aid procedures that may be needed while you are out
far from help. Fish hook accidents or minor cuts and
abrasions may be the most serious mishaps on board
a boat but  you should also learn  the proper proce-
dures and be ready to deal with the truly serious prob-
lems like  mouth-to-mouth  resuscitation, excessive
bleeding, hypothermia, and burns. First aid literature
and courses are available through  most Red Cross
D.  Propeller
F.  Operation By Minors
Minors should always be supervised by an adult when-
ever operating  a boat.   Many states have  laws re-
garding the minimum age and licensing requirements
of minors. Be sure to check local laws or contact the
state boating authorities for information.
Personal Injury!
Do not allow anyone near a propeller, even when
the engine is off. Propeller blades can be sharp
and continue to turn even after the engine is shut
off. Do not allow anyone near the propeller when
the throttle is in neutral position. Accidently en-
gaging the shift can result in a serious  injury or
death. (See  actual ladder warning  labels   and
helm boarding ladder warning label below.)
G.  “Rules of the Road”
As a responsible  boater, you must comply  with the
“Rules of the Road,” the marine traffic laws enforced
by the U.S. Coast Guard. Navigating a boat is much
the same as driving an automobile. Operating either
one responsibly means complying with a set of rules
intended to prevent accidents.  Just as you assume
other car drivers know what they are doing, other boat-
ers assume you know what you are doing. Informa-
tion regarding  navigational rules and  the “Rules of
the Road” are discussed in further detail in C-1 & C-
Never approach or use ladder when motor is run-
ning. Severe injury or death will result from con-
tact with rotating propeller.
Ladder Warning Label
of the next section.
Shut off  motor when  near swimmers.   Severe
injury or death will result from contact with rotat-
ing propeller.
H.  Voluntary Inspections
State boating officials in many states or the U.S. Coast
GuardAuxiliaries offer courtesy inspections to check
out your craft.   They will check for compliance  with
safety standards and required safety equipment. You
may voluntarily consent to one of these inspections,
and you are allowed to make corrections without pros-
Helm Boarding Ladder Warning Label
378 Vista™ Owner’s Manual
Section B
Page 12
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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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