C - 1
B. Rules of Seamanship
Basic rules of seamanship, general information about 1. Right-of-way
navigational aids, and sources for additional reading and
boater education are presented in this portion of your In general, boats with less maneuverability have right-
of-way over a more agile craft. You must stay out of
the way of the following vessels:
A. Boating Regulations
The U.S. Coast Guard is the authority of the waterways.
State boating regulations are enforced by local authori-
ties. Your boat is subject to the marine traffic laws known
as “Rules of the Road,” which are enforced by the U.S.
Coast Guard. You are subject to marine traffic laws and
“Rules of the Road” for both federal and state water-
ways; you must stop if signaled to do so by enforce-
ment officers, and permit them to board if asked. The
“Rules of the Road” can be obtained from the local U.S.
Coast Guard Unit or the United States Coast Guard
Headquarters by calling (202) 512-1800 or faxing your
request to (202) 512-2250, and asking for the publica-
tion titled “Navigational Rules, International-Inland.
A vessel not under command
These vessels have no
A vessel restricted in its
These vessel are performing
work which limits their
maneuverability such as
surveying, dredging, laying
pipe or cable, servicing
navigational markers among
A vessel engaged in fishing.
These include boats fishing
with lines, trawl or nets; but not
Sailboats have the right-of-way
over power boats; however, if
a sailboat is using a propeller
to move forward, it is
considered a power boat even
if its sails are up.
Many pamphlets prepared by the Coast Guard are avail-
able. They explain signal lights, buoys, safety, interna-
tional and inland regulations and other information which
goes beyond the scope of this manual. “Aids to Naviga-
tion” (U.S. Coast Guard pamphlet #123) explains the
significance of various lights and buoys. Because of 2. Meeting Head-On
proposed alterations to buoys and markers, contact the
U.S. Coast Guard to stay informed of changes. Other When two boats meet head-on neither boat has right-of-
pamphlets, including the “Boating Safety Training way. Both boats should decrease speed, sound one
Manual” and “Federal Requirements For Recreational short blast and pass; port to port. For starboard to star-
Boats,” are also available from the U.S. Coast Guard board passing, each vessel should sound two short horn
blasts and pass starboard to starboard. See Figure C1.
signal for distress. “MAYDAY” should NEVER
be used unless there is grave or imminent dan-
ger, and you are in need of immediate assis-
Figure C1: Meeting Head-On
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
|Categories||Four Winns Manuals, Four Winns Sundowner Manuals, Outboard Marine Corporation Manuals|
|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|
|Product Brand||Boats and Cruisers, Four Winns. For support contact your dealer at http://www.fourwinns.com/locate-dealer.aspx|
|Document File Type|
|Wikipedia's Page||Outboard Marine Corporation|
(1 votes, average: 3 out of 3) Marine readers have rated 2003-2008 Four Winns Sundowner 205 225 245 285 Boat Owners Manual 3.0 out of 3.0 based on 1 product reviews.