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

PFD Type III, Wearable (Figure B3) allows the wearer    D.   PFD Pointers
to place themselves in  a vertical or slightly backward
position.  It does not turn the wearer.  It maintains the     The purpose of a PFD is to help save your life.  If you
wearer in a  vertical or slightly backward position  and     want it to support you when you are in the water, it needs
has no tendency to turn the wearer face down. It has
the same buoyancy as a Type II PFD and may be ap-
to fit, float, and be in good condition.
propriate in areas  where other people are commonly      1.   Try the PFD on and adjust it until it fits comfortably
involved in water activities.
in and out of the water.  Mark your PFD if you are
the only wearer.
To make sure the PFD works, wear it in the water.
This will show you how it works and give you confi-
dence when you use it.
Teach children how to put a PFD on and allow them
to try it in the water. That way, they know what the
PFD is for and  how it works.  They will feel more
comfortable with it if they suddenly find themselves
in the water.
Figure B3:  Type III, Wearable
PFD Type IV, Throwable (Figure B4) is required in ad-
dition to the PFDs previously discussed. The most com-   4.   If the PFD is wet, allow it to dry thoroughly before
mon Type IV PFD is a buoyant cushion or ring buoy.  It
is designed  to  be thrown  to  a person  in  the water,
grasped and  held by the  user until he  or she is  res-
storing it. Do not dry it in front of a radiator or heater.
Store it in a well ventilated area.
cued.  A Type IV PFD should always be in serviceable    5.   Keep  PFDs away  from sharp objects  which can
condition and immediately available for use. Grasping
tear the fabric or puncture the floatation pads.
this PFD may be difficult if  the rescue is delayed or if
the user is overcome by hypothermia (loss of body heat).  6.  For  their own  safety and the  safety of others,  all
nonswimmers, poor swimmers, and small children
should wear PFD’s at all times, whether the boat is
stationary or moving.
Check the PFD  frequently to make sure that  it is
not torn,  that floatation pads  have no leaks,  and
that all seams and joints are securely sewn.
Figure B4:  Type IV, Throwable
If a PFD contains kapok, the kapok fibers may be-
come waterlogged  and lose their buoyancy  after
the vinyl inserts  are punctured.   If the kapok  be-
comes hard or if it is soaked with water, replace it.
It may not work when you need it.
PFD Type  V, Wearable (Figure B5)  when inflated, it
provides buoyancy equivalent to Type I, II, or III PFDs.
When it is deflated, however, it may not support some
E.   Fire Extinguisher
As the owner/operator of the boat, you are responsible
for supplying a fire extinguisher approved by the U.S.
Coast Guard.
Hand-held portable extinguisher(s) should be mounted
in a readily  accessible location(s) away  from the en-
gine compartment.   All persons aboard  should know
the  location(s)    and  proper   operation   of  the  fire
Figure B5:  Type V, Wearable
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
Section B
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Evgeny on Jun 25, 2013.

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