2002-2008 Four Winns Vista 378 Boat Owners Manual

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and hydraulic steering as standard features.
Vista™ model is equipped with tilt steering wheel
The tilt mechanism is spring loaded. Due to the
variation in steering wheel offerings, the wheel
may spring up rapidly when depressing the re-
lease lever.  ALWAYS  KEEP ONE HAND ON
A.   Tilt Steering
The steering wheel can  be tilted up or down so as  to
enhance the driver’s comfort and  enjoyment.  The tilt
steering is also  hydraulic.  See Section  G-1B for de-     B.   Hydraulic Steering
To tilt the steering wheel, depress the release lever with
your thumb . See Figure G1. Be sure to hold the top of
the wheel to assist in positioning. Refer to the steering
manufacturer’s literature for additional information.
DO NOT force the steering wheel to either ex-
treme position. This can place undue strain on
the unit and can lead to hydraulic steering dam-
Upon commissioning the boat, it is necessary to purge
the system of air. This is performed by your Four Winns
dealer during pre-delivery service. Should steering diffi-
culty increase with time, it is possible additional bleeding
of the system is required. See your Four Winns dealer
for assistance. This and other adjustments on hydraulic
steering units are critical and should be performed only
by a qualified service technician.
After the first two hours of running time, check
the entire steering system for loose bolts, nuts
ing control.
Check the fluid level in the reservoir periodically.
Low hydraulic fluid levels may increase steering
Figure  G1:   Tilt Steering
The hydraulic steering system is comprised of the helm
pump and reservoir, hydraulic hoses, and the hydraulic
cylinder.  The helm assembly acts as a pump to move
the fluid through the system. In many aspects this type
of steering is similar to the mechanical system. Instead
of activating a cable, turning of the helm causes fluid in
the hydraulic hoses to flow and activate the hydraulic cyl-
inder causing the rudders  to turn.   See Figures G3 &
Thetilt mechanismshouldnotbeadjustedwhen
theboatismoving.   Suddenboatmovementmay
cause loss of balance resulting in loss of control
and/or injury.
378 Vista™  Owner’s Manual
Section G
Product Specification
CategoriesFour Winns Manuals, Four Winns Vista Manuals, Outboard Marine Corporation Manuals
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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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