Water and Waste Systems
J - 1 GENERAL
J - 2 DISINFECTING THE FRESH WATER
Some Four Winns models are equipped with a fresh
water supply system. This system consists of a water
supply tank, water distribution lines and a distribution
pump. Refer to Figure J-12 at the end of this section
for general water system diagram. The water ﬁll deck
plate is located either on the aft deck or side decks,
and is marked “WATER”. The location of the water
ﬁll deck plate for the fresh water system may vary
depending upon the model and optional equipment
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.
Flush the boat’s water system thoroughly with
fresh water. Make sure all non-toxic antifreeze
is removed from the system.
The water deck plate is appropriately labeled
WATER. DO NOT ﬁll the system with anything
other than water. Should the system become
contaminated with fuel or other toxic solution,
complete system or component replacement
may be necessary.
2. The water system should be drained completely.
3. To disinfect the water system, use one gallon of
water and 1/4 cup of household bleach (5% so-
dium hypochlorite solution). This is recommended
for each 15 gallons of tank capacity.
The water tank is equipped with an overboard vent.
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
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.
5. Drain the system.
When ﬁlling the tank, never seal the hose to
the deck plate. The tank would become
pressurized and could rupture.
6. Flush the system thoroughly with fresh water.
Fill the system with fresh water.
To remove excessive chlorine taste or odor which
might remain in the system, prepare a solution of
one quart vinegar to ﬁve gallons water and allow this
solution to agitate in the tank for several days during
boating. Then drain tank and reﬁll with fresh water.
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 cockpit sinks are equipped with traps, and the
water will drain slowly. If the system is not operating
properly, have it checked by your authorized Four
For information concerning fresh water tank capaci-
ties, please visit our website at www.fourwinns.com
or contact your Four Winns dealer.
The materials from which the components of the water
system are made may give the water supply a peculiar J - 3 FRESH WATER SYSTEMS
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 PuriTec™.
The taste should completely dissipate in time.
A. Integrated Sinks
Certain models have an integrated sink and trash
receptacle located in the bow area or port cockpit
console. Other models may have integrated coolers
along with the trash receptacle and sink located in
Water and Waste Systems - Section J
Owner’s Manual Page 76
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