2011 Four Winns F-Series Boat Owners Manual

H.   Voluntary Inspections
Shut off motor when near swimmers. Severe
injury or death will result from contact with
rotating propeller.
State boating officials in many states or the US Coast
Guard Auxiliaries offer courtesy inspections to check
out your craft. They will check for compliance with
safety standards and required safety equipment. You
may voluntarily consent to one of these inspections,
and you are allowed to make corrections without
prosecution. Check with the appropriate state agency
or the Coast Guard Auxiliary for details.
Helm Boarding Ladder Warning Label
When pulling skiers do not turn on the engine
until you are at least a boat length away from
the person in the water. When approaching a
downed skier, turn off the engine at least one
boat length away before reaching the skier in
the water.
Safe Boating Courses
The local US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the US
Power Squadrons offer comprehensive safe boating
classes several times a year. You may contact the
Boat/U.S. Foundation at 1-800-336-BOAT (2628) for
a course scheduled in your area. Also contact the US
Coast Guard Auxiliary or Power Squadron Flotilla for
the time and place of their next scheduled class.
E.   First Aid
As a boater, you should be familiar with the basic first
aid procedures that may be needed while you are
out far from help. Fish hook accidents or minor cuts
and abrasions may be the most serious mishaps on
board a boat but you should also learn the proper
procedures and be ready to deal with the truly serious
problems like mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, excessive
bleeding, hypothermia, and burns. First aid literature
and courses are available through most Red Cross
Four Winns  boats are not designed for and
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).
F.   Operation By Minors
Minors should always be supervised by an adult
whenever operating a boat. Many states have laws re-
garding the minimum age and licensing requirements
of minors. Be sure to check local laws or contact the
state boating authorities for information.
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 on
board to observe the person in the water so the driver
can concentrate on operating the boat.
G.   “Rules of the Road”
As a responsible boater, you must comply with the
“Rules of the Road,” the marine traffic laws enforced
by the US Coast Guard. Navigating a boat is much
the same as driving an automobile. Operating either
one responsibly means complying with a set of rules
intended to prevent accidents. Just as you assume
other car drivers know what they are doing, other
boaters assume you know what you are doing. Infor-
mation regarding navigational rules and the “Rules of
the Road” are discussed in further detail in C-1 & C-2
of the next section.
A.   Water Sport Guidelines
Everyone participating in a water sport should observe
these guidelines:
Allow only capable swimmers to take part in any
water sport.
Boating Safety - Section B
Owner’s Manual Page 35
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