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

G.   Visual Distress Signal Devices
Visual distress  signal devices  approved by  the U.S.
Coast Guard are required on all recreational boats op-
erating on  coastal waters and to  boats owned in  the
United States when they are operating on the high seas.
Coastal waters include  territorial seas and those wa-
ters directly connected to the Great Lakes and the ter-
ritorial seas  up to a  point where the  waters are  less
than two  miles (3.2km)  wide.   Visual distress  signal
equipment may be of the pyrotechnic or non-pyrotech-
nic type. Regulations prohibit display of visual distress
signals on the water under any circumstances except
when assistance is  required to prevent immediate  or
potential danger to persons on board a vessel.
In case of fire do not open the engine compart-
ment. Shut down engine(s), generator(s), and
blower(s).  Models with fixed fire suppression
system will automatically  discharge its entire
contents.   If  using  portable  CO2 fire  extin-
guisher continuously discharge entire contents.
On  European  models,  discharge   contents
through fire port.
Using a portable fire extinguisher  with an ac-
cess/fire port in the engine compartment is pre-
ferred to opening the  engine compartment to
fight the fire. However, using a portable extin-
guisher in  this  way provides  less protection
against fire than a fixed suppression system.
The equipment must  be approved by the  U.S. Coast
Guard, be in serviceable condition, and be stowed in a
readily accessible location.  Equipment having a date
for serviceable life must be within the specified usage
date shown.  Careful selection and proper stowage of
visual distress equipment is very important if young chil-
dren are aboard.
Do not test fire extinguishers by squirting small
amounts of the extinguishing compound. The
fire extinguisher might not work when you re-
ally need it.
The Sundowner™ models that measure 16 to less than
feet are considered Class 1 powerboats. Since they
Three orange
smoke signals
One S-O-S electric     Three flares of
distress light.
the hand held,
meteor or
have permanently installed fuel tanks, they are required
to carry one (1) B-1 type hand portable fire extinguisher.
If the boat  is equipped with  a fixed fire extinguishing
system in the  engine compartment, one (1)  B-1 type
hand portable fire extinguisher is still recommended.
(one hand held
and two floating)
or one orange
flag with black
square and disk.
parachute type.
Sundowner™ that are Class 2 powerboats (26 to less
than 40 feet) are required to carry two (2) B-1 type ap-
proved hand portable fire extinguishers or one (1) B-2
type approved hand portable fire extinguisher. When a
fixed fire extinguishing system is installed in machinery
space(s), at least one (1) B-1 type approved hand por-
table fire extinguisher is required.
Distress Signal Table
The minimum visual distress signals required in coastal
waters for a Class 1 or Class 2 powerboat is the follow-
One orange  flag with  black square-and  disc
(daytime); and an  S-O-S electric light  (night-
time); or three orange smoke signals, hand held
or floating (daytime); or three red flares of hand
held, meteor, or parachute type (daytime/night-
Fire Extinguisher System
An automatic FE241 agent fire extinguisher system  is
optional on certain Sundowner™ models.  The equip-
ment utilized has been so chosen, and located, to pro-
vide sufficient volume and coverage of the entire engine
compartment. While the system ensures excellent over-
all  bilge fire  protection,  it  does  not eliminate  the
U.S.C.G.  requirement   for  hand-held   fire  extin-
guishers. Refertothemanufacturer’sliteratureincluded
in the owner’s packet.
No single signaling device is appropriate for all
purposes.  Consider keeping various types of
equipment on board.
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
Section B
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