B - 4 WATER SPORTS
7. Always participate in water sports in safe areas. Stay
away from other boats, beaches, restricted areas,
swimmers and heavily traveled waterways.
Swim only in areas designated as safe for swim-
ming. These are usually marked with a swim area
buoy (see Figure B15). Do not swim alone or at
Four Winns® boats are not designed for and
should not be used for pulling parasails, kites,
gliders or any device which can become air-
borne. Use boat only for appropriate water
sports. (See Preface for actual warning la-
Water skiing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding or riding a
towed, inflatable apparatus are some of the more popu-
lar water sports. Taking part in any water sport re-
quires increased safety awareness by the participant
and the boat operator. If you have never pulled some-
one behind your boat before, it is a good idea to spend
some hours as an observer, working with and learning
from an experienced driver. It is also important to be
aware of the skill and experience of the person being
pulled. Always have a second person on board to
observe the person in the water so the driver can con-
centrate on operating the boat.
Figure B15: Swim Area Buoy
Rotating propeller can cut or sever causing seri-
ous injury or death. Shut engine off and remove
ignition key when anyone is swimming nearby.
(See Section B-3D.)
A. Water Sport Guidelines
Do not allow anyone near the propeller(s), even
the engine is off. Propeller blades are sharp
Everyone participating in a water sport should observe
and cancontinue to turn even after the engine is
off. Stay at least 150 feet away from areas marked
by diver down float. See Figure B16.
Allow only capable swimmers to take part in any
Always wear a personal floatation device (PFD)
approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. Wearing a
properly designed PFD helps a stunned or un-
conscious person stay afloat.
Be considerate of others you share the water
Figure B16: Diver Down Float
. Give immediate attention to a person who has
fallen. He or she is vulnerable in the water alone
and may not be seen by other boaters.
10. Do not drive the boat directly behind a water skier.
At 25 miles per hour, the boat will overtake a fallen
skier who was 200 feet in front in about 5 seconds.
. Approach a person in the water from the lee side
(opposite the direction of the wind). Turn off
the motor at least a boat length from the per-
B. Water Skiing
The popular sport of water skiing has brought a special
set of safety precautions to observe in boating. The fol-
lowing guides help prevent accidents while water skiing.
Turn engine off and anchor before swimming.
Water ski only in safe areas, away from other boats
and swimmers, out of channels, and in water free
of underwater obstructions.
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
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