2002-2008 Four Winns Vista 378 Boat Owners Manual

C.   Engine Ventilation System Maintenance
All Four WinnsVista™ models are equipped with engine
compartmentventilation.  Thissystemisdesignedtomeet
or exceedtherequirements (ineffect  at thetimeof manu-
facture) of the U.S.  Coast Guard, the National Marine
ManufacturersAssociation, and theAmerican Boat and
Yacht Council.
Periodic inspection and cleaning of the ventilation ducts
isnecessarytoensureadequateaircirculation.    Abuildup
of leaves, twigs, or other debris can severely reduce ven-
tilation.  Be sure bilge water does not accumulate  to a
level that would obstruct the ventilation ducts.
Blower operation can be tested by placing a hand over
the vents. DO NOT rely on the sound of the blower. Be
sure a substantial amount of air is being exhausted by
the bilge blower.  Check the bilge blower system often,
preferably before each cruise.
A.   Gravity Ventilation System
Theexhaustductingreachestothelowerbilgearea.      This
ing bilge blower operation.
K - 2
B.   Forced Air Ventilation
All Vista™ cabins are  equipped with deck hatches for
ventilation. The aft cabin window also opens to provide
ventilation. Thecabinsidewindows(portlight)onthe378
Vista™ may be opened to provide additional ventilation.
AllFour WinnsVista™ models areequippedwithanelec-
tricbilgeblower.  Thebilgeblowerprovidestheventilation
required prior to starting the engines and while at  idle.
See Section H - Electrical Systems for blower operation
Failure to properly ventilate the boat while the
engines or generator are operating may permit
carbon monoxide to  accumulate inside of the
cabin.  Refer to Section E-2 - Engine Exhaust
andSectionB-2  -CarbonMonoxideforaddition-
al information.
Before starting the engine(s) or generator, oper-
minutes.  Then check the engine compart-
ment for gasoline vapors. ALWAYS operate the
bilge blower while the engines are at idle or the
generator is  in use.   Failure to  comply could
cause explosion and thereby inflict serious in-
jury or death.
Screens for the forward deck hatches are standard for
the 378 Vista™. The screens are removable and must
be stored properly when not in use.
Be sure deck hatches are secured while under-
way.  Damage to the hatch may result.  When
not in use store screens in a safe place  to pre-
Fumes can come from batteries while charging.
sive under the right conditions. Ensure to follow
the above warning.
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A gas vapor detector is a monitor which will alert
in the engine compartment.   It is standard on
the 378 Vista™. DO NOT rely solely on detec-
tors or similar equipment.  ALWAYS conduct a
physical inspection of the engine compartment.
A.   Transom Drain
A transom drain with plug is provided in the engine com-
partment to allow water drainage.  When boat is out of
the water, the boat and cradle should be positioned so
Vista™ Owner’s  Manual
Section K
Product Specification
CategoriesFour Winns Manuals, Four Winns Vista Manuals, Outboard Marine Corporation Manuals
Model Year2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
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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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