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

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-
owner’s manual.
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
or aground.
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
trolling lines.
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
Section C
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Evgeny on Jun 25, 2013.

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