2007-2008 Four Winns Vista 338 Boat Owners Manual

Do not test fire extinguishers by squirting
small amounts of the extinguishing compound.
The fire extinguisher might not work when you
really need it.
Three orange
One S-O-S
electric distress
Three flares of
the hand held,
meteor or
smoke signals
(one hand held
and two floating)
or one orange
flag with black
square and disk.
parachute type.
The Vista  models that measure 26 to less than 40
feet are considered Class 2 powerboats. All Class 2
powerboats are required to carry two (2) B-1 type
approved hand portable fire extinguishers or one (1)
B-2 type approved hand portable fire extinguisher.
When a fixed fire extinguishing system is installed in
machinery space(s), at least one (1) B-1 type ap-
proved hand portable fire extinguisher is required.
Distress Signal Table
The minimum visual distress signals required in
coastal waters for a Class 1 or Class 2 powerboat is
the following:
One orange flag with black square-and disc
(daytime); and an S-O-S electric light (nighttime);
or three orange smoke signals, hand held or
floating (daytime); or three red flares of hand held,
meteor, or parachute type (daytime/nighttime).
F.   Fire Extinguisher System
An automatic FE241 agent fire extinguisher system is
standard on the 338 Vista  models. The equipment
utilized has been so chosen, and located, to provide
sufficient volume and coverage of the entire engine
compartment. While the system ensures excellent
overall bilge fire protection, it does not eliminate the
USCG requirement for hand-held fire extinguishers.
Refer to the manufacturer’s literature included in the
owner’s packet.
No single signaling device is appropriate for all
purposes. Consider keeping various types of
equipment on board.
H.   Sound Signaling Devices
G.   Visual Distress Signal Devices
Class 1 and Class 2 powerboats are required to
carry a hand, mouth or power operated horn or
whistle. It must produce a blast of two-second duration
and audible at a distance of at least one-half (1/2)
mile. The 338 Vista  model is equipped with a dual
trumpet horn which meets this requirement.
Visual distress signal devices approved by the US
Coast Guard are required on all recreational boats
operating on coastal waters and to boats owned in
the United States when they are operating on the high
seas. Coastal waters include territorial seas and those
waters directly connected to the Great Lakes and the
territorial seas up to a point where the waters are less
than two miles (3.2km) wide. Visual distress signal
equipment may be of the pyrotechnic or non-pyrotech-
nic type. Regulations prohibit display of visual distress
signals on the water under any circumstances except
when assistance is required to prevent immediate or
potential danger to persons on board a vessel.
See Figure B6.
The equipment must be approved by the US Coast
Guard, be in serviceable condition, and be stowed in
a readily accessible location. Equipment having a date
for serviceable life must be within the specified usage
date shown. Careful selection and proper stowage of
visual distress equipment is very important if young
children are aboard.
Figure B6: Dual Trumpet Horn
Boating Safety - Section B
Owner’s Manual Page 27
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CategoriesFour Winns Manuals, Four Winns Vista Manuals, Outboard Marine Corporation Manuals
Model Year2007, 2008
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