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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
“RULES OF THE ROAD”
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
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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
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.
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
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|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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