Lightning will seek a ground when it strikes. Avoid
contact with metal parts such as bow rails, control
handle, or windshield.
3. Check the bilge water level and bilge pump op-
eration. Check the en gine and drive ﬂuid levels.
Look for other signs of potential problems. Check
for the scent of fuel fumes.
Activate the bilge blower. Check the blower
NOTICE: Four Winns boats are not equipped
with a lightning protection system.
A - 7 DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Gasoline vapors can explode resulting injury or
death. Before starting the engine, check
engine compartment bilge for gasoline or
vapors. Operate blower for four minutes, and
verify blower operation. ALWAYS run the
blower when the vessel is operating below
Please keep in mind that along with the fun of boating
comes responsibility. As the owner or operator of a
pleasure boat, you are obligated (morally and legally)
to use good judgement while underway in providing for
the safety and well-being of your passengers and other
boaters around you.
Ensure an adequate amount of fuel is on board.
A common and ﬂagrant violation of good judge ment
and the law by boaters involves the use of alcohol or
drugs. Each year, about half of all accidents involving
fatalities involve the use of alcohol or drugs.
Be sure you have sufﬁcient water and other
provisions on board for the cruise planned.
Leave a written message listing details of the
planned cruise with a close friend ashore.
It is a federal offense to operate a boat while intoxi-
cated. Criminal penalties may include the termination
of operating privileges for up to one year. Many states
have passed similar laws.
B. After Starting The Engine
Visibly check the engine to be sure there are no
apparent water or oil leaks.
Alcohol or drugs have an inhibiting effect on the
judgement and reaction time of the boat operator and
his/her passengers. Heed the advice of experts and
statisti cians: DO NOT drink or use drugs when operat-
ing a boat. NEVER allow an obviously intoxicated
person to take the helm.
Check the gauges. Make sure the oil pressure,
water temperature, voltmeter, etc., are reading
Have a safe cruise and enjoy yourself.
Have fun in your Four Winns boat but also, have the
good sense to be mentally alert and physically capable
of operating the boat in a safe manner.
A - 9 ENGINE OPERATIONAL
A - 8 PRE-CRUISE SYSTEM CHECK
Notice: Consult engine manual. Additional engine
information is located in Prelaunch and Underway-
Before leaving the dock, the following items should
A. Before Starting
A. Before Starting The Engine
Check the engine compartment for water, gas,
and/or oil leaks of any kind. Keep the bilge in a
clean condition to prevent blower and bilge pump
damage, and ﬁre hazards.
Check the weather forecast. Determine if the cruise
planned can be made safely.
Be sure all necessary safety equipment is on board
and operative. This includes items such as the run-
ning lights, horn, spotlight, life-saving devices, etc.
Check the ﬂuid levels of the engine oil and power
steering system daily. Fill oil or steer ing ﬂuid as
Operation - Section A
Owner’s Manual Page 17
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