will normally be hard and brittle. In both cases the
hose should be replaced.
Keep the fill nozzle in contact with the fuel opening
at all times to guard against possible static spark.
See Figure I7.
Ventilate the engine compartment before starting the
engine(s). Operate the engine compartment blower
for four (4) minutes. Then, prior to starting the
engine(s), check the bilge area for the scent of gaso-
line fumes; DO NOT start the engines if the odor of
gasoline is detected.
Frequently inspect the fuel system fittings. Inspect
the fuel tank, pump and filter for signs of leaks or
corrosion. Visually inspect for deteriorating metal
fittings at the fuel hose connections.
If areas are found within the fuel system that appear
questionable, have a qualified marine technician in-
spect the system. Have those fuel system compo-
nents that do not pass inspection replaced. Athor-
ough fuel system examination should be made by
an experienced marine technician at least once a
(Nozzle in contact with fuel opening)
I - 3
(Nozzle not in contact with fuel opening)
Figure I7: Grounding Fuel Hose
Avoid fueling at night except in emergencies.
When moored at fueling pier:
Spilled fuel is a fire and explosion hazard. DO
NOT overflow the tank or allow fuel spills into
the hull or bilges. Avoid overboard spills. Visu-
ally monitor the fuel vent located on either the
transom or side of the hull. When the tank is
full, fuel will flow from the fuel vent.
Do not smoke, strike matches, or throw
Stop all engines, motors, fans, and devices that
could produce sparks.
Put out all lights and galley stove.
Position the Battery Selector Switch to OFF.
Replace all fill caps securely.
Before starting to fuel:
Wipe up any spilled fuel.
Ensure that boat is moored securely.
Open all ports, windows, doors and hatches.
Close all ports, windows, doors and hatches.
Determine that there is no odor of gasoline in
the engine compartment or below decks before
starting machinery, turning on lights or lighting
stove. Operate the bilge blower system for at
least four (4) minutes before engine start-up.
Be sure the proper type of grade of fuel as rec-
ommended by your engine owner’s manual is
Determine how much additional fuel is required
to avoid overflow.
Be prepared to cast off moorings as soon as
engines are started.
Vista™ Owner’s Manual
|Categories||Four Winns Manuals, Four Winns Vista Manuals, Outboard Marine Corporation Manuals|
|Tags||Four Winns Vista 378|
|Model Year||2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008|
|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|
|Document File Type|
|Wikipedia's Page||Outboard Marine Corporation|
(1 votes, average: 4 out of 4) Marine readers have rated 2002-2008 Four Winns Vista 378 Boat Owners Manual 4.0 out of 4.0 based on 1 product reviews.
great very informative. should not have to fill this out for a manule though