O - 2 TRAILERING
O - 4 CARE & MAINTENANCE
High winds encountered during trailering your boat
can severely damage most weather covers. If an
extended trip at highway speeds is planned, the top
and other weather covers should be in the down
position or removed entirely. This will prevent
damage and loss.
DO NOT tow your boat at highway speeds with
weather covers in place. High winds encoun-
tered during trailering your boat can severely
damage most weather covers. Damage to
weather covers incurred as a result of trailering
your boat is not covered under warranty.
O - 3 WINTER STORAGE
Figure O-6: Canvas Care & Maintenance Tag
The boat must be properly protected during winter
dry dock storage. A winter storage cover is advisable.
Many marine dealers offer shrinkwrap enclosures for
outdoor storage. See a Four Winns dealer for informa-
tion on the availability of winter storage covers or
other alternatives for storage.
Moisture, dirt, chemicals from industrial fallout, heat,
ultraviolet rays and in some cases, salt water are fac-
tors which affect the longevity of acrylic covers.
Moisture can cause shrinkage and mildew. Allow
the cover to dry thoroughly before disassembling
tops. Keep it clean and well ventilated to prevent
mildew. Spraying the weather cover with Lysol
Disinfectant™ or similar product will help prevent
When storing outdoors, make sure the supporting
framework keeps the weight of the snow and rain from
accumulating on the storage cover. Proper ventilation
must also be provided or dry rot and mildew will occur.
See Section R General Maintenance for additional
winter storage information.
Dirt creates a starting point for mildew when mois-
ture is present. Clean the top with a sponge or soft
scrub brush and mild detergent when the cover is
installed. Make sure cover is taut to help prevent
Chemicals cause decay if allowed to accumulate
for long periods of time. Keep the cover clean to
Heat can cause cracks in vinyl components and
stiffening of fabric when enclosed in plastic or
polyethylene. DO NOT store the weather cover in
polyethylene under direct sunlight or high tempera-
Ultraviolet degradation may occur under prolonged
exposure to direct sunlight. Store the top in the
boot when not in use.
Weather Covers - Section O
Owner’s Manual Page 103
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