Observe all safety signs and warnings both
inside the boat and in the immediate boating
A CO detector is not a gas/fuel vapor detector.
Gas/fuel vapor detectors do not monitor the
buildup of carbon monoxide in an enclosed
area. For further information on the design,
construction, and testing of boats in consider-
ation of carbon monoxide, see ABYC TH-23.
Become familiar with, and adhere to, the
“Rules of the Road”.
Maintain boat speed at or below the legal
limits. Avoid excessive speed or speeds
not appropriate for operating conditions.
Detection devices shall meet the requirements
of ABYC A-24 “Carbon Monoxide Detection
Systems on Boats”.
Be sure at least one other passenger is
familiar with the operation and the safety
aspects of the boat in case of an emergency.
Load the boat within the limits listed on the
capacity plate. Balance loads bow and stern
and port to starboard.
Do not use the boat in bad weather or sea
conditions beyond the skill or experience of
the operator or the comfortable capability
of the boat or passengers.
B - 3 SAFE BOATING PRACTICES
YOU are responsible for your own safety, the
safety of your passengers, and the safety of
Make sure the passengers and gear do not
obstruct the operator’s view or impede his
ability to move.
A. Drugs and Alcohol
Alcohol consumption and boating do not mix!
Operating under the inﬂuence endangers the
lives of your passengers and other boaters.
Federal laws prohibit operating a boat under
the inﬂuence of alcohol or drugs.
Do not exceed the maximum engine power
rating stated on the certiﬁcation plate located
inside the boat.
C. Passenger Safety
Before getting underway, show all passengers where
emergency and safety equipment is stowed, and
explain how to use it. Everyone aboard should wear
rubber-soled shoes which resist slipping on wet
surfaces. While underway, passengers should remain
seated inside the deck rails and gates. Do not allow
passengers to drag their feet or hands in the water.
Always use handholds and other safety hardware to
prevent falls. All nonswimmers, poor swimmers and
small children should wear PFDs at all times.
Do not use drugs or drink alcohol while operating a
boat. Like driving a car, driving a boat requires sober,
attentive care. Operating a boat while intoxicated or
under the inﬂuence of drugs is not only dangerous,
but it is also a Federal offense carrying a signiﬁcant
penalty. These laws are vigorously enforced. The
use of drugs and alcohol, singly or in combination,
decreases reaction time, impedes judgement, impairs
vision, and inhibits your ability to operate a boat.
B. Safe Operation
Safe operation means that you do not misuse your
boat nor do you allow your passengers to do so.
Safe operation means using good judgement at all
times. It includes, without limitation, the following
Boating Safety - Section B
Owner’s Manual Page 35
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|Tags||Four Winns Vista 338|
|Model Year||2007, 2008|
|Document Type||Owner's Manual|
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