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

Certain geographical areas have restrictions on
grey water being pumped or drained overboard.
Be sure to check all local, state and federal laws
in the boating area.
Always winterize the fresh water system prior to
winterization of the hull drainage (bilge pump)
Draining the system as mentioned can be very tedious
and an incomplete job can result in expensive repairs.
The use of nontoxic antifreeze (such as R.V. antifreeze)
designed for fresh water systems considerably reduces
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Be sure the batteries in the boat are properly charged.     the work  necessary and is  a more positive  means of
Operating the pressure pump from a battery with a low    winterizing the  system.  Follow the directions included
charge will result  in pump cycling.   This could lead to     with the antifreeze solution.
To winterize:
Turn on the water pump/faucet and drain the water
tank.   The water  tanks on  some models  can be
drained by removing the withdrawal hose from the
tank and allowing water to drain into the bilge.
The decomposition of waste produces a color-
less, odorless gas, methane, that is lighter than
air, combustible, and extremely lethal.  Always
to the waste system and allow no odor from the
waste system to go unresolved.
system. Pump damage can result. Be watchful
and turn the pump off as soon as the tank be-
comes empty.
A.   Clean Vents and Screens
Periodically, inspect the water tank vents and thru-hull
vent fittings for any dirt, wax, etc. Carefully remove any
obstruction with a pipe  cleaner or similar device.   Be
sure not to puncture any screens. The stainless steel
vent cap is not removable.
Add 1/2 gallon  of R.V. non-toxic  antifreeze to the
water tank.
Turn ON the pump until undiluted antifreeze is seen.
Failure to keep the water tank vent fitting clean
will cause excessive pressure buildup within the
tank during filling.   This can cause water tank
Use only nontoxic antifreeze solutions such as
R.V. antifreeze.  DO NOT  use ethylene glycol
solutions; the type that is used in engine cool-
ant systems.  These are toxic.
B.   Winterizing the Water System
Be sure to wipe up any antifreeze that has been
spilled on the fiberglass surfaces to prevent pos-
sible discoloration or damage to the gel coat.
Winter lay-up service procedures should include a thor-
ough draining of the water system.  Disconnect  all ac-
cessible fittings.  Blow out all lines.  Be  sure the water
tank, waste tank, pumps and lines  are completely dry.     Depending upon options and model, additional informa-
Freezing water can cause severe damage to all  water     tion by the equipment manufacturers is included in the
system components.
owner’s packet. Also, referto SectionR for Maintenance.
It may be necessary to disconnect the hose be-
low the faucet  to remove excess water  in the
lines to prevent freeze damage.
Sundowner™  Owner’s  Manual
Section J
Product Specification
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Evgeny on Jun 25, 2013.

nice boat!

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