Never operate or trailer your boat with the
engine hatch in its open position. Doing so
could result in damage to the engine hatch,
hardware, and/or loss of cushions.
To lower the engine hatch:
Press the lower (bottom) portion of the engine
hatch switch located on the helm to lower the
engine hatch to its closed position.
Figure M20: Engine Hatch Opening
1b. If lowering engine hatch manually, raise the hatch
slightly and remove the engine hatch support (if
applicable). Carefully lower the engine hatch to its
closed position. Do not allow it to just drop to the
To raise the engine hatch:
Remove the cockpit table or aft ﬁll-in cushion (if
Press the upper (top) portion of the engine hatch
switch located on the helm to raise the engine
hood to its open position.
If closing the engine hatch manually, do not
allow the engine hatch to “slam” shut. Allowing
the engine hatch to “slam” shut can damage
the ﬁberglass and/or cause bodily injury.
The engine hatch can be lifted manually if the screw
jack fails to operate.
To raise the engine hatch manually:
Reinstall the cockpit table or aft ﬁll-in cushion
Carefully raise the engine hatch using the hand
hold and prop open.
(if so desired).
Cushions, if not properly stored and secured,
can blow out of the boat.
Without properly propping engine hatch open
during manual lifting procedure, engine hatch
may fall resulting in possible personal injury
and/or damage to engine hatch and
The engine hatch can be lifted without the
screw jack. Use care and proper lifting
techniques to prevent possible back injury.
Do not have person(s) sitting in stern seat or
on engine hatch while attempting to raise
engine hatch. Possible injury to person(s) and/
or damage to engine hatch and components
Exterior Equipment - Section M
Owner’s Manual Page 146
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|Tags||Four Winns Vista 338|
|Model Year||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|
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