2003-2008 Four Winns Sundowner 205 225 245 285 Boat Owners Manual

IMPORTANT: The presence of the capacity plate does
not relieve the boat operator from the  responsibility of
using common sense or sound judgment. Turbulent wa-
ters and adverse weather conditions will reduce the maxi-
mum load capacity rating of the boat.
3.   Attach  the ignition interrupt  lanyards securely to
your body.  In the event that you move away from
the helm area and beyond the length of the lanyard,
the engine will be turned off.
If your boat has fuel injection, turn the key to start
the engine. Engine will not turn over if throttle is not
in the neutral position.
T - 4
The operation and maintenance manual supplied with
your engine provides pre-start, starting and cold-starting
instructions. The following information is merely a guide
and not intended to explain in detail all starting  proce-
dures and instructions.   Refer to your engine  owner’s
If your boat does not have fuel injection, depress
the engine warmup button to advance the throttle
several times and leave it in the SLOW/START po-
sition. This will actuate the carburetor accelerator
pump and feed fuel to the engine. Turn ignition key
to START position.
A.   Preliminary Checks
5.   When engine is cold, run engine approximately one
(1) to two (2) minutes  at fast idle speed (1200 to
Secure boat to the dock before attempting to start
engine.  The boat  should be kept secure until the
engine is running and warmed up.
1500 rpm).   This step is  not necessary with fuel
injected engines.
Once engine has warmed up, check water tempera-
ture gauge  to ensure  engine temperature  stays
within optimum range.   If temperature reading is
abnormally high, stop engine immediately and in-
spect for cause of high reading.
Operate the bilge pump until the flow of water stops.
Make sure the throttle is in the neutral position and
stern drive or outboard is lowered into water.
Make sure passengers seated in the bow area do
not obstruct the driver’s vision.
7.   With engine running, voltmeter should show a read-
ing between 12 and 15 volts.
B.   Starting
8.   Check steering operation. Turn steering wheel full
To prevent excessive exposure and reduce the
Inspect for fuel odors and visible leaks in the fuel,
oil, coolant, exhaust and power steering systems.
possibility of carbon  monoxide accumulation
in the cockpit areas of the  boat, the operator
should provide adequate ventilation in each of
these areas.  Utilize hatches, doors, windows
and side vents to increase air movement. See
Section B-2 for information about the dangers
of Carbon Monoxide.
Make sure  boat is securely  moored to  the dock
and engine is idling. Then move the throttle forward
and then aft and back to neutral to check for proper
operation of the shifting motion. Be careful. Leave
the engine in gear for only a second or two.
Notice:Additional starting information is located in Sec-
tion A.
T - 5
Check all electrical systems and navigation lights.
.   If your boat is equipped with an optional battery se-
lector switch, turn the battery switch to 1, 2, or BOTH
or ON or EMERGENCY START ONLY position (de-
pending on which model you have. )
Boat steering is not self-centering. Steering is
effected by engine and propeller torque,  trim
tab setting, wave  and current action and the
speed of the hull through the water. Constant
attention to steering is required for safe opera-
Sundowner™  Owner’s  Manual
Section T
Product Specification
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Evgeny on Jun 25, 2013.

nice boat!

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