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

Boathouses, Sea Walls and Confined Spaces
Prompt action can make the difference between
life and death.
A boat operator should  be aware that dangerous con-
centrations of CO can accumulate when a boat, genera-
tor or other engine operated device is operated while the
boat is moored in a confined area such as:
Investigate source  of CO and  take corrective ac-
G.   Inspection
Proximity to sea walls, or
Proximity to other boats.
Look and listen for leaks in the exhaust systems of both
the generator and propulsion engine(s). Look for discol-
oration around joints in the system (water leaks, carbon,
stains, etc.).
Keep engine room hatches and doors closed when op-
erating engines, including the generator.
Make sure all exhaust clamps are in place and se-
Pay attention to  prevailing conditions and provide  for
ventilation to induce fresh air and minimize exhaust re-
entry.   Orient the boat for maximum  dissipation of the
exhaust.  DO NOT run  the boat or boat equipment for
extended periods under these  conditions.  See Figure
Make sure ventilation systems work and are not ob-
structed or restricted.
Make sure gaps around the engine room plumbing
and cableways and exhaust system doors, hatches,
and access panels are minimized to reduce the op-
portunity  for  CO  to  enter  the  accommodation
H.   Operation
ColdStart vs. Warm Start: CO productionisgreaterwhile
the combustion  chamber surfaces and  gas passages
are cold versus when they are warm.  A boat operator
Figure B6: The effect of sea walls and other confined spaces.
Pay attention to ventilating the boat.
Be aware that cockpit and deck drains can be a source
of CO ingress into boats, especially boats with cockpit
or decks enclosed with canvas or permanent boat struc-
Orient the boat so it will allow the maximum dissipa-
tion of CO.
Minimize the time spent on getting underway.
J.   The Effect of Boats Moored Along Side
In order to minimize CO buildup,  do not warm up
or run propulsion  engine(s) for extended periods
while the vessel is stationary.
A boat operator should be aware that carbon monoxide
is emitted from any boat’s exhaust. The operation, moor-
ing, and anchoring in an area containing other boats may
be in an atmosphere containing CO not of the operator’s
making.  An operator likewise needs to be aware of the
effect of their boat on other boats in the area. Of prime
concern is the operation of an auxiliary generator where
boats are moored along side each other.   Be aware of
the effect your exhaust may have on other boats and be
aware that the operation of other boats’ equipment may
affect the carbon monoxide concentration on your boat.
See Figure B7.
The following are examples of possible situa-
tions where carbon monoxide can accumulate
within your boat while docked, anchored, or un-
derway. Become familiar with these examples
and their  precautions to prevent   dangerous
accidents or death.
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
Section B
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