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

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Before starting the boat, become familiar with all of the     You are responsible for the safety of your  passengers
various systems  and related  operations.   Be sure all      as well as for their behavior while aboard.  Make sure:
necessary safety  equipment is  on-board.   Know the
“Rules of the Road”. Have an experiencedoperator brief
you on the general operation of your new boat. Perform
a “Pre-Cruise Systems Check”.  This manual is a  part
of your boat’s equipment. Always keep it on board.
Each passenger is properly instructed in Personal
Flotation Device (PFD)  use and keeps one  within
reach in case of emergency. All non-swimmers and
children should wear a PFD  at all times when un-
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Passengers do  not sit on  gunwales, open decks,
elevated pedestal seats or on seat backs when the
boat is  underway.   This could  cause them  to be
thrown overboard during a sudden maneuver.
Before you can really enjoy your boat, a thorough under-
standing of its systems and their operation is essential.
This manual  and the associated  manufacturers infor-
mation are included in the owner’s packet.  This infor-
mation is provided to  enhance your knowledge of the
boat.  Read this information carefully.
At least one other person knows how to operate the
boat in case of an emergency.
After becoming familiar with  the boat and its systems,     A - 5
reread this manual and other materials provided in the
owner’s packet.  Maintenance and  service tips are in-     As in driving an  automobile, there are a few rules that
cluded to help keep the boat in like-new condition.
must be known if safe boating operation is to be main-
tained.  The Coast  Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, De-
partment of Natural Resources or  your local boat club
sponsor courses in boat handling, including “rules of the
road”. Such courses are strongly recommended. Books
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Besides   the  equipment   installed   on  the  boat  by     on this subject are also available from local libraries.
Four Winns, certain other equipment is required for pas-
senger safety.  A booklet listing the Federal equipment
requirementsisincludedin  the owner’s packet or is avail-    A - 6
able through your local U.S. Coast Guard Station. Re-
member that these laws are for your protection and are    When boating, it is important to be aware of the weather
minimumrequirements.  Checkyourlocalandstateregu-        around you. When the weather changes for the worse,
lations, also. More information on safety equipment is     DO NOT jeopardize your safety by trying to “ride out the
provided in Section B.
storm”.  If possible, return to safe harbor and dock your
vessel immediately.
Items like a sea anchor, working anchor, extra dock lines,
flare pistol, a line permanently secured to your ring buoy,  If caught in a storm, seek  shelter inside the cabin and
etc. could at some time save your passengers lives, or     wait for  the storm  to pass.   With open  bow models,
save your boat from damage.
suntops and campers will provide some protection, but
should not be relied on if you are able to return to shore.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a “Courtesy Examina-   Exercise care when high winds are present!
tion.”  This inspection will confirm the boat is equipped
with all of the necessary safety equipment.
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Evgeny on Jun 25, 2013.

nice boat!

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