Even with the best of boat design and construction plus
utmost care in inspection, operation, and maintenance
of boat systems, hazardous levels of CO may still be
present in accommodation spaces and exterior areas
under certain conditions. Vigilant observation of pas-
sengers for CO sickness symptoms should be supple-
mented by a marine CO detection device in the accom-
B. Safe Operation
Safe operation means that you do not misuse your boat
nor do you allow your passengers to do so. Safe op-
eration means using good judgement at all times. It
includes, without limitation, the following actions:
• Observe all safety signs and warnings both
inside the boat and in the immediate boating
ACO detector is not a gas/fuel vapor detector.
Gas/fuel vapor detectors do not monitor the
buildup of carbon monoxide in an enclosed
area. For further information on the design,
construction, and testing of boats in consider-
ation of carbon monoxide, see ABYC TH-23.
• Become familiar with, and adhere to, the
“Rules of the Road”.
• Maintain boat speed at or below the legal
limits. Avoid excessive speed or speeds
not appropriate for operating conditions.
tems on Boats”.
• Be sure at least one other passenger is
familiar with the operation and the safety
aspects of the boat in case of an emergency.
Load the boat within the limits listed on the
capacity plate. Balance loads bow and stern
and port to starboard.
B - 3 SAFE BOATING PRACTICES
YOU are responsible for your own safety, the
safety of your passengers, and the safety of
• Do not use the boat in bad weather or sea
conditions beyond the skill or experience of
the operator or the comfortable capability of
the boat or passengers.
A. Drugs and Alcohol
Make sure the passengers and gear do not
obstruct the operator’s view or impede his
ability to move.
Alcohol consumption and boating do not
mix! Operating under the influence endan-
gers the lives of your passengers and other
boaters. Federal laws prohibit operating a
boat under the influence of alcohol or
Do not exceed the maximum engine power
rating stated on the certification plate located
inside the boat.
C. Passenger Safety
Do not use drugs or drink alcohol while operating a boat.
Like driving a car, driving a boat requires sober, atten-
tive care. Operating a boat while intoxicated or under
the influence of drugs is not only dangerous, but it is
also a Federal offense carrying a significant penalty.
These laws are vigorously enforced. The use of drugs
and alcohol, singly or in combination, decreases reac-
tion time, impedes judgement, impairs vision, and in-
hibits your ability to operate a boat.
Before getting underway, show all passengers where
emergency and safety equipment is stowed, and ex-
plain how to use it. Everyone aboard should wear rub-
ber-soled shoes which resist slipping on wet surfaces.
While underway, passengers should remain seated in-
side the deck rails and gates. Do not allow passengers
to drag their feet or hands in the water. Always use
handholds and other safety hardware to prevent falls.
All nonswimmers, poor swimmers and small children
should wear PFDs at all times.
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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