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C. Pumping Fuel
Do not smoke, extinguish all open ﬂames,
STOP all engines and other devices that could
cause sparks, including the bilge blower. Do
not use electrical switches or accessories.
Shut OFF all stoves that may produce a spark
or ﬂame. Close all openings into the cabin area
of the boat.
Follow engine manufacturer’s recommenda-
tions for types of fuel and oil. Use of improper
products can damage the engine and void the
Be sure to fuel in a well-lit area gasoline spills are
unnoticeable under poor lighting or in the dark.
2. Remove the gas ﬁll cover.
Insert the fuel supply nozzle, keeping it in contact
with the fuel ﬁll plate to guard against static
When fueling or having your boat fueled by an
attendant, be sure the waste pump-out or fresh
water ﬁtting is not mistaken for the gas ﬁll.
Stand away from the fuel tank vent and gas ﬁll
during fueling. Splashback may occur and can be
an eye irritant and/or a ﬁre hazard.
The fuel system components used by Four Winns will
withstand up to 10% alcohol content in the gasoline.
Although alcohol boosts the octane level of gasoline,
it also attacks the rubber fuel distribution lines and even
metal fuel system components. Alcohol will permeate
most fuel hoses and other components such as fuel
pump, gaskets and seals, and can also contribute to
fuel system contamination.
Avoid spillage. Wipe up any excess fuel immedi-
After pumping approximately 10 gallons of fuel into
the fuel tank, inspect the engine and fuel tank area
for any signs of leakage. If no leaks or other
problems are detected, resume fueling.
The hoses we use in our boats are alcohol-resistant
as are the materials used by the engine manufacturers.
If only fuel containing alcohol is available, or the
presence of alcohol is unknown, you must perform
more frequent inspections for leaks and abnormalities.
Any sign of leakage or deterioration requires your
immediate attention. Refer to the engine manufactur-
er’s recommendations on fuel type and octane ratings.
Allow space at the top of the tank for thermal
If fuel cannot be pumped in at a reasonable rate,
check for fuel vent blockage or a kink in the line.
D. After Fueling
Replace the gas ﬁll cover and wipe up any fuel
spilled. Discard rags used in a safe place ashore.
B. Preliminary Guidelines
Safely secure your boat to the dock.
Open the engine compartment and all hatches,
windows, doors and other compartments that were
closed during fueling. Inspect these areas for the
odor of fuel vapors and visible fuel leakage.
Close all hatches, windows, doors and compart-
ments to prevent accumulation of fuel vapors.
Ensure that a ﬁre extinguisher is readily available.
Do not store fuel in areas that are not adequately
Investigate and correct any sign of fuel leakage
or indication of vapors before starting engine.
Do not run blower or operate any electrical
switch until problem is corrected. Fire or
explosion may result.
Use only fuel lubricants recommended by the
Pre-Launch and Underway - Section S
Owner’s Manual Page 178
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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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