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

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The size  of  the PFD  should be  appropriate  for the
wearer.  Body weight or chest size are common meth-
As the owner/operator of the boat, you are responsible    ods used to size PFDs.  It is your responsibility to en-
for assuring that all required safety equipment is aboard.  sure  that you  have the proper  number and types  of
You should also consider supplying additional equipment   PFDs on board and that your passengers know where
as needed for your safety and that of your passengers.    and how to use them.
Check state and local regulations and call the U.S. Coast
Guard Boating Safety Hotline at 1-800-368-5647 for in-   C.   PFD Types
formation about required safety equipment.
Five types of PFDs have  been approved by the U.S.
A.   Required Safety Equipment
Coast Guard.  The PFDs are described as follows:
Most of the safety equipment required by federal regu-    PFD Type 1, Wearable  (Figure B1) has the greatest
lations is  provided as standard equipment.   Personal     required buoyancy. Its design allows  for turning most
Floatation Devices (life jackets) must fit the person wear-  unconscious persons in the water from face down po-
ing it. If local regulations require additional equipment,     sition to a vertical or slightly backward,  face-up posi-
it must be approved by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).    tion.  It  can greatly increase the chances of  survival.
Minimum requirements include the following:
Type 1 is most effective  for all waters, especially off-
shore when rescue may be delayed. It is also the most
effective in rough waters.
Personal Floatation Devices
Visual Distress Signal
Bell or Whistle
Fire Extinguisher
Navigation Lights
As the owner/operator of the boat, you are re-
sponsible for assuring  that all required safety
equipment  is aboard  and meets  the boating
regulations as prescribed by both federal  and
local authorities in your area.
Figure B1:  Type I, Wearable
PFD Type II, Wearable (Figure B2) turns its wearer in
the same way  as Type I, but  not as effectively.   The
Type II does not turn as many persons under the same
conditions as a Type I. You may prefer to use this PFD
B.   Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs)
Federal regulations require that you have at least one      where there is a probability of quick rescue such as in
Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (PFD)   areas where  other people are commonly  involved in
for each person in a recreational boat. You should not     water activities.
use your boat unless all PDFs are in serviceable condi-
tion, readily accessible, legibly marked with the Coast
Guard approval number, of an appropriate size (within
the weight range and  chest size marked on the  PDF)
for each person aboard.
A PFD provides buoyancy to help keep your head above
the water and to help you remain in a satisfactory posi-
tion while in the water. Body weight and age should be
considered when selecting a PFD. The buoyancy pro-
vided by the PFD should support the person’s weight in
the water.
Figure B2:  Type II, Wearable
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Evgeny on Jun 25, 2013.

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