2002-2008 Four Winns Vista 378 Boat Owners Manual

Check with the appropriate state agency or the Coast   3.  Be considerate of others you share the water with.
Guard Auxiliary for details.
Give immediate attention to a person who has fallen.
He or she is vulnerable in the water alone and may
not be seen by other boaters.
I.  Safe Boating Courses
The local U.S.  Coast Guard Auxiliary and  the U.S.
Power Squadrons offer comprehensive safe boating    5.    Approach a person  in the  water from  the lee side
classes several times a year.   You may contact the
Boat/U.S. Foundation at 1-800-336-BOAT (2628) or,
in  Virginia, 1-800-245-BOAT  (2628)  for  a  course
(opposite the  direction of  the wind).   Turn off  the
motor at least a boat length from the person.
scheduled in your area. Also contact the U.S. Coast    6.  Turn engine off and anchor before swimming.
Guard Auxiliary or  Power Squadron  Flotilla for the
time and place of their next scheduled class.
7.   Always participate in water sports in safe areas. Stay
away from  other boats,  beaches, restricted areas,
swimmers and heavily traveled waterways.
Swim only in areas designated as safe for swimming.
These are usually marked with a swim area buoy (see
Figure B13).  Do not swim alone or at night.
Personal Injury!
Four Winns® boats are not designed for and
should not be used for pulling parasails, kites,
gliders or any device which can become air-
borne.  Use boat only for appropriate water
sports.  (See Preface for actual warning la-
Water skiing, kneeboarding, or riding a towed, inflat-
able apparatus are some of the more popular water
sports.   Taking part in  any water sport  requires in-
creased safety awareness by the participant and the
boat operator. If you have never pulled someone be-
hind your boat before, it is a good idea to spend some
hours as an observer, working with and learning from
an experienced driver. It is also important to be aware
of the skill and experience of the person being pulled.
Always have a  second person on board to observe
the person in the water so the driver can concentrate
on operating the boat.
Figure B13:  Swim Area Buoy
Rotating Propeller!
Rotating propeller can cut or sever causing seri-
ous injury or death. Shut engine off and remove
ignition key when anyone is swimming  nearby.
(See Section B-3D.)
Do not allow anyone near the propeller(s), even when
the engine is off. Propeller blades are sharp and can
continue to turn even after the engine is off.  Stay at
least 150 feet away from areas marked by diver down
float.  See Figure B14.
A.  Water Sport Guidelines
Everyone participating in a water sport should observe
these guidelines:
Allow only capable swimmers to take part in any
water sport.
Always wear a personal floatation device (PFD)
approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. Wearing a
properly designed PFD helps a stunned or un-
conscious person stay afloat.
Figure B14: Diver Down Float
Vista™ Owner’s Manual
Section B
Page 13
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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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