“Boating Skills & Seamanship Course,” and informa-
D. Laws and Regulations
tion can be obtained by calling 1 800-336-BOAT
or by visiting their website at: www.boatus.com/ The US Coast Guard is the authority of the water-
ways; they are there to help the boating public. State
boating regulations are enforced by local authorities.
You are subject to marine trafﬁc laws and “Rules of
the Road” for both federal and state waterways; you
must stop if signaled to do so by enforcement ofﬁcers,
and permit to be boarded if asked.
The United States Power Squadron also offers free
courses ranging from basic seamanship to celestial
navigation. For information, contact your local Power
Squadron, or write: USPS, P.O. Box 30423, Raleigh,
NC 27622 or visit their website at: www.usps.org.
There are many pamphlets, prepared by the US Coast
Guard, available to you. These pamphlets explain
“Rules of the Road,” signal lights, buoys, safety,
international and inland regulations and other informa-
tion which goes beyond the scope of this manual.
For more information contact your local US Coast
Guard Unit or call the Coast Guard info line at 1 800
368-5647, or visit the US Power Squadron website
The World Wide Web contains many websites
devoted to boating and boating safety. One such site
is www.discoverboating.com which contains many
informative articles and website links for both the new
boater as well as the experienced boater alike.
The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron offers
seamanship courses. Information may be obtained
by visiting their website at www.cps-ecp.ca/.
B. Boating Manuals or Literature
A - 12 BOAT OWNER REGISTRATION
A good source of information is the US Coast Guard’s
home study book called “The Skipper’s Course”.
This book may be purchased through Superintendent
of Documents, US Government Printing Ofﬁce,
Washington, DC 20402, Stock # 050-012-00159-6.
Federal and state laws require that every boat
equipped with propulsion machinery of any type
must be registered in the primary state of usage.
Registration numbers and validation stickers must
be displayed on the boat according to regulations.
In most states, this means registration with the
designated state agency. In a few jurisdictions,
the Coast Guard retains registration authority. Your
dealer will either supply registration forms or tell you
where they may be obtained. The registration agency
will issue you a certiﬁcate that must be carried on
board when the boat is in use. Some states require
additional registration when an out of state boat is
used within their boundaries.
Another good source of boating information is
Chapman’s “Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat
Handling”. Also, check the local library or bookstore
for additional information on boating.
C. Charts and Maps
US nautical charts are sold throughout the country at
Governmental Printing Ofﬁce stores and other agents.
Chart catalogs are available by visiting the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website at
Your boat has a hull identiﬁcation number on the
starboard side of the hull. Figure A1 shows a typical
identiﬁcation number. Use this hull identiﬁcation
number for registration and to identify your boat for
In addition, many federal agencies publish recre-
ational maps, including the US Army Corp of Engi-
neers, the Forest Service, the National Park Service,
and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Addresses of all state boating law administration
ofﬁces are found in the “Boating Basics, A Guide
to Responsible Boating”, included in your owner’s
packet. Additional copies may be purchased by
contacting Outdoor Empire Publishing at www.outdoor-
Operation - Section A
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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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