Be sure all necessary safety equipment is on
board and operative. This includes items such
as the running lights, horn, spotlight, life saving
DO NOT swim or dangle legs or arms into
the water during a lightning storm. Stay out
of the water!
Check the bilge water level and bilge pump
operation. Check the engine and drive ﬂuid levels.
Look for other signs of potential problems. Check
for the scent of fuel fumes.
Lightning will seek a ground when it strikes. Avoid
contact with metal parts such as bow rails, control
handle, or windshield.
Activate the Bilge Blower. Check the blower
A - 7 DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Please keep in mind that along with the fun of boating
comes responsibility. As the owner or operator of a
pleasure boat, you are obligated (morally and legally)
to use good judgement while underway in providing
for the safety and well-being of your passengers and
other boaters around you.
Gasoline vapors can explode resulting in
injury or death. Before starting the engine,
check engine compartment bilge for
gasoline or vapors. Operate blower for four
minutes, and verify blower operation.
ALWAYS run the blower when the vessel is
operating below cruising speed.
A common and ﬂagrant violation of good judgement
and the law by boaters involves the use of alcohol or
drugs. Each year, about half of all accidents involving
fatalities involve the use of alcohol or drugs.
Ensure an adequate amount of fuel is on board.
Be sure you have sufﬁcient water and other
provisions on board for the cruise planned.
It is a federal offense to operate a boat while intoxi-
cated. Criminal penalties may include the termination
of operating privileges for up to one year. Many states
have passed similar laws.
Leave a written message listing details of the
planned cruise with a close friend ashore.
Alcohol or drugs have an inhibiting effect on the
judgement and reaction time of the boat operator
and his/her passengers. Heed the advice of experts
and statisticians...DO NOT drink or use drugs when
operating a boat. NEVER allow an obviously
intoxicated person to take the helm.
B. After Starting The Engine
Visibly check the engine to be sure there are no
apparent water or oil leaks.
Check the gauges. Make sure the oil pressure,
water temperature, voltmeter, etc. are reading
Have fun in your Four Winns boat, but also have
the good sense to be mentally alert and physically
capable of operating the boat in a safe manner.
Have a safe cruise and enjoy yourself.
A - 8 PRE-CRUISE SYSTEMS CHECK
Always be sure to raise the anchor and
ensure the chain stop is engaged prior to
operating your boat. Failure to raise and
secure anchor before getting underway
could result in damage to boat and even
severe injury or death from a rebounding
Before leaving the dock, the following items should
A. Before Starting The Engine
Check the weather forecast. Determine if the
cruise planned can be made safely.
Operation - Section A
Owner’s Manual Page 18
|Categories||Four Winns Manuals, Four Winns Vista Manuals, Outboard Marine Corporation Manuals|
|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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|Wikipedia's Page||Outboard Marine Corporation|
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