Water and Waste Systems
J - 1
storage drawers. Read the manufacturer’s literature
included in the owner’s packet regarding the level
indicators and their function.
All Four Winns Vista models are equipped with a
fresh water supply system. This system consists of
a water supply tank, water distribution lines and a
distribution pump. The water ﬁll deck plate for the
fresh water system is located on the deck and labeled
accordingly. Always ﬁll the tank slowly. See Figure J1.
Fresh Water Tank
Fresh Water Fill
Fresh Water Vent
Figure J1: Fresh Water Fill & Vent
Figure J2: Fresh (Potable) Water Tank Location
The materials from which the components of the water
system are made may give the water supply a pecu-
liar taste, especially when new. This condition is
normal and can be reduced somewhat through
the use of a water ﬁlter; such as that produced by
The water deck plate is appropriately labeled.
DO NOT ﬁll the system with anything other
than water. Should the system become
contaminated with fuel or other toxic solution,
component replacement may be necessary.
PuriTec. The taste will completely dissipate in time.
The water tank is equipped with an overboard vent
(Figure J1). Maintain a close visual watch on the
overboard vent while ﬁlling the water tank. Always ﬁll
the tank slowly. When the tank is almost full, water will
spurt out of the vent.
The fresh (potable) water system should be
disinfected prior to initial use.
The water system should be disinfected before ﬁrst
use and at the beginning of each season. The follow-
ing information is a general guide to disinfecting the
fresh water system.
When ﬁlling the tank, never seal the hose to
the deck plate. The tank will become
pressuized and could rupture.
Flush the boat’s water system thoroughly with
fresh water. Make sure all nontoxic antifreeze is
removed from the system.
DO NOT overﬁll the water tank. Tank damage
may result. Water capacity and tank location
may vary due to other equipment that may be
installed on the boat.
The water system should be drained completely.
To disinfect the water system, use one gallon of
For the potable water capacity, please refer to our
Four Winns website at www.fourwinns.com. Tank
monitoring systems are standard on the 338 Vista
model. These indicators are located in the head for
monitoring the water/waste levels. Refer to Figure J2
and the locator drawing in the back of this manual for
the fresh water tank location. Access to the tank is
gained through the forward berth’s under berth
water and 1/4 cup of Clorox or Purex household
bleach (5% sodium hypochlorite solution). This
is recommended for each 15 gallons of tank
Allow to stand for three (3) hours. If time is a
factor, greater concentrations of chlorine solution
will be needed to disinfect the water system.
Owner’s Manual Page 89
Water and Waste Systems - Section J
|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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