If the trailer begins to “fishtail” when accelerating, re- For more information on maintenance, refer to the
duce speed until it ceases. If the trailer “fishtails” manufacturer’s literature included in the owner’s packet.
again during acceleration, stop to investigate the
causeoftheproblem. Checkforimpropertrailerload D. Brake Actuator & Coupling Assembly
the winch line and tie-downs. Also check the tires When storing or parking your trailer, keep the brake ac-
for proper inflation or damage. If necessary, redis- tuator and coupling assembly (coupler) off the ground to
tribute the load before continuing.
prevent dirt buildup in the ball socket. Keep the coupler
clean of dirt, tar, and mud. Lubricate the coupler with
For additional information on trailering, refer to the“Boat- SAE 30 weight oil every six months or as often as neces-
ing Basics” manual included in the owner’s packet.
sary. Replace any worn or defective parts. If the coupler
is damaged, contact your Four Winns dealer for replace-
ment parts. DO NOT use a damaged or bent coupler
S - 5 MAINTENANCE
A. Care of Exterior Finish
For more information on maintenance, refer to the
manufacturer’s literature included in the owner’s packet.
When using the trailer, keep in mind the paint can scratch
and become marred during normal use. In most cases,
touch-up paint can be ordered. Please contact a Four
Winns dealer for assistance.
The trailer should be set up at a slight angle to
allow for water to drain aft in the boat.
Some maintenance is required to maintain the finish and E. Winch
with clean water immediately after each use. On galva- The winch should be kept clean of dirt, ice, paint, etc.,
nized trailers, rinse only with clean water. Depending and the spur gears should have a film of grease on them
upon use, waxing is recommended twice a year. Use at all times. Apply several drops of SAE 30 weight oil to
paste wax designed for enamel paint.
the ratchet pawl mechanism, bushings and pinion shaft
threads twice per season.
Replace any worn or damaged parts. For more informa-
Thebunksshouldbereplacediftheyarecracked,warped, tion on maintenance, refer to the manufacturer’s litera-
or evidence of dry-rot is found. The replacement boards ture included in the owner’s packet.
should be treated lumber of the same length and width.
Inspect wiring for cuts or bare wire which could cause
electrical shorts. Repair or replace defective wiring. Re-
place cracked or damaged lens and always carry spare
DO NOTburn damaged or broken bunks. Toxic
fumes will be released. Dispose of bunks prop-
C. Swivel Jack
Keep the swivel jack clean of dirt, tar, and mud. Lubri-
be lubricated with SAE 30 weight oil. The top cover may
be removed to lubricate the gears with wheel bearing
Replace frayed or damaged tie-downs. Periodically, lu-
bricate the ratchet mechanism with a fine oil or silicone
Replace all worn and damaged parts. ALWAYS use the
manufacturer’s replacement parts. Replacement parts
may be ordered through your Four Winns dealer.
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
|Categories||Four Winns Manuals, Four Winns Sundowner Manuals, Outboard Marine Corporation Manuals|
|Tags||Four Winns Sundowner 205, Four Winns Sundowner 225, Four Winns Sundowner 245, Four Winns Sundowner 285|
|Model Year||2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008|
|Document Type||Owner's Manual|
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