2007-2008 Four Winns Vista 338 Boat Owners Manual

certain there is sufficient clearance for your boat to
swing in a full circle to prevent damage in case of
shifting winds.
Always be sure to raise and secure the anchor
prior to operating your boat.  Failure to raise
and secure anchor before getting underway
could result in severe injury or damage to boat
from rebounding anchor.
Make certain you have enough anchor line (or scope)
for the depth of water. Your anchor line should be 6 to
times the depth of water anchored in. For example,
if you are in 20 feet of water, use 120 to 140 feet of
anchor line.
Always utilize the chain stop provided with the
windlass/bow roller combination.  The chain
stop prevents the anchor from accidently
releasing while the boat is moving thus
preventing damage to the boat or possible
injury or death to individual(s) aboard the boat.
Secure anchor line to bow eye or deck cleat.
Never tie anchor line to a rail, rail fitting or
other hardware not designed to support this
To drop anchor:
If the anchor becomes stuck, attach the vertical line
to the mooring cleat. Wave action on the bow may lift
flukes from the bottom and free the anchor. If the
anchor is still stuck, feed out a few feet of line and
attach it to the bow cleat. Maneuver the boat around
the anchor, keeping the line firm. Determine the angle
that will work to pull the anchor free.
Approach your selected anchoring site  from down-
wind and come to a dead stop over the spot where
you want to drop anchor.  Lower the anchor manually
or by using the windlass if applicable.
Maneuver the boat slowly backwards until length of
anchor line is 6 or 7 times the depth of the water.
Anchors are available in different shapes, sizes and
weights to fit different boats, uses, and conditions.
Your Four Winns dealer can tell you which anchor
will work best for your boat.
Fasten the anchor line around the bow eye or deck
cleat. Anchor flukes should dig in and catch. Watch for
anchor drag by checking shoreline landmarks at the
time the anchor is dropped and one-half hour
later. If the boat has drifted away from these refer-
ence marks, the anchor is dragging and must be
To weigh anchor:
Four Winns  boats are not designed for and
Start the engine before raising the anchor.
should not be used for pulling parasails, kites,
gliders or any device which can become
airborne. Use boat only for appropriate water
sports. (See Preface for actual warning label).
Slowly maneuver the boat forward to reduce tension
on the line and make retrieval of the anchor line
Raise the anchor manually or by using the windlass
if applicable.  Make sure the chain stop is engaged
if windlass is used.  Properly stow anchor and
anchor line.
Water skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, or riding
a towed, inflatable apparatus are some of the more
popular water sports. Taking part in any water sport
requires increased safety awareness by the partici-
pant and the boat operator. If you have never pulled
someone behind your boat before, it is a good idea to
spend some hours as an observer, working with and
learning from an experienced driver. It is also impor-
tant to be aware of the skill and experience of the
person being pulled. Always have a second person
Boating Safety - Section B
Owner’s Manual Page 37
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CategoriesFour Winns Manuals, Four Winns Vista Manuals, Outboard Marine Corporation Manuals
Model Year2007, 2008
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