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Before starting the boat, become familiar with all of the You are responsible for the safety of your passengers as
various systems and related operations. Be sure all well as for their behavior while aboard. Make sure:
of the Road”. Have an experiencedoperator brief you on 1. Each passenger is properly instructed in Personal
the general operation of your new boat. Perform a “Pre--
Cruise Systems Check”. This manual is a part of your
boat’s equipment. Always keep it on board.
Flotation Device (PFD) use and keeps one within
reach in case of emergency. All non-swimmers and
children should wear a PFD at all times when under-
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2. Passengers do not sit on gunwales, open decks, el-
evated pedestal seats or on seat backs when the
Before you can really enjoy your boat, a thorough under-
standing of its systems and their operation is essential.
This manual and the associated manufacturers informa-
tion are included in the owner’s packet. This informa- 3. At least one other person knows how to operate the
tion is provided to enhance your knowledge of the boat.
Read this information carefully.
boat in case of an emergency.
After becoming familiar with the boat and its systems, A - 5 “RULES OF THE ROAD”
reread this manual. Maintenance and service tips are
included to help keep the boat in like-new condition.
As in driving an automobile, there are a few rules that
must be known if safe boating operation is to be main-
tained. The Coast Guard, Coast GuardAuxiliary, Depart-
ment of Natural Resources or your local boat club spon-
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Besides the equipment installed on the boat by Such courses are strongly recommended. Books on this
Four Winns, L.L.C., certain other equipment is required subject are also available from local libraries.
ment requirements is included in the owner’s packet or
is available through your local U.S. Coast Guard Sta- A - 6
tion. Remember that these laws are for your protection
and are minimum requirements. Check your local and When boating, it is important to be aware of the weather
state regulations, also.
around you. When the weather changes for the worse,
DO NOT jeopardize your safety by trying to “ride out the
Items like a sea anchor, working anchor, extra dock lines, storm”. If possible, return to safe harbor and dock your
flare pistol, a line permanently secured to your ring buoy, vessel immediately.
etc. could at some time save your passengers lives, or
save your boat from damage.
If caught in a storm, seek shelter inside the cabin and
The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a “Courtesy Examina- and campers will provide some protection, but should not
tion.” This inspection will confirm the boat is equipped be relied on if you are able to return to shore. Exercise
with all of the necessary safety equipment.
care when high winds are present!
Vista™ Owner’s Manual
|Categories||Four Winns Manuals, Four Winns Vista Manuals, Outboard Marine Corporation Manuals|
|Tags||Four Winns Vista 378|
|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|
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|Wikipedia's Page||Outboard Marine Corporation|
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