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

Dealers are equipped with some general figures on con-
sumption which can  be used as  a guide until specific
informationonyourboatisdetermined.    Becauseofboat-
ing conditions, speed, weight and other factors common
to your situation, fuel consumption will vary between your
boat and consumption figures developed by Four Winns.
To help guard against damage, avoid the stor-
age or handling of gear near the fuel lines, fit-
tings and tanks.
When the fuel gauge begins to register below the “full”
mark, the gauge readings will drop  much faster until it
reads” empty”.   When this occurs,  the trim angle  has
affected the sender reading. When the gauge registers
“empty”, the sender has bottomed out and there may be
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Be cautious when using gasoline that contains alcohol.
Refer to the  section on gasoline requirements in  your
engine manual for additional information.
to 4 gallons of fuel in the tank. See Figure I5.
To conform to  Federal Air Quality  Standards,
the petroleum industry reduced the amount of
tetraethyl lead  in gasoline.   Alcohol  is being
blended with  gasoline to help  restore the oc-
tane rating  lost when the  lead was removed.
While blending alcohol with gasoline increases
the octane level of  the fuel, it can also  create
for boaters.
Figure I5: Trim Angle Effect with Low Fuel
F.   Fuel Filters
Fuel filters are installed on each engine. Filters should
changed frequently to assure an adequate supply of fuel
to the engine. Refer to the engine manual for additional
information.   The  engine manual  is  included  in the
owner’s information packet.
A.   Problems With Alcohol In Gasoline
Below is a list of problems which  may be experienced
when using blended gasoline.
Premature deterioration of fuel system components
may occur.   Alcohol will attack rubber fuel  hoses,
fuel tanks, fuel filters, fuel pumps  and rubber gas-
kets. This deterioration will lead to fuel system leak-
Canister-type filters should be changed annu-
G.   Use and Maintenance
Phase separation of fuel will cause contamination.
Water which accumulates in the tank through con-
tamination or condensation will be absorbed by the
alcohol.  This water-heavy alcohol will settle at the
bottom of the tank. This phase separation will lead
to fuel tank corrosion. This may also result in a lean
mixture to the carburetor and cause engine stalling
or possible engine damage.
DO NOT let the odor of gasoline go unchecked.
If the odor of gasoline is noted, DO NOT START
ENGINE.  If engine is running, SHUT OFF EN-
ERATING EQUIPMENT.  Investigate and cor-
rect the situation immediately! Have all passen-
gers put on personal flotation devices and keep
fire extinguishers at hand  until the situation is
The use  of alcohol additives  in gasoline has  become
more widespread.  Regulations on public notification of
the existence of additives is currently controlled by the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Some states
do require that gasoline pumps display  information on
additives (especially alcohol).   If alcohol content is not
posted, ask and  avoid using fuel  containing alcohol if
Avoid serious injury  or death from fire  or ex-
plosion resulting from leaking fuel. Inspect sys-
tems for leaks at least once a year.
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
Section I
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Evgeny on Jun 25, 2013.

nice boat!

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