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
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.
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-
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
|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|
|Product Brand||Boats and Cruisers, Four Winns. For support contact your dealer at http://www.fourwinns.com/locate-dealer.aspx|
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