2011 Four Winns V335 Boat Owners Manual

Night Running
Boats operating between sunset and sunrise (hours
vary by state), or in conditions of reduced visibility,
must use navigational lights. Nighttime operation,
especially during bad weather or fog, can be danger-
ous. All “Rules of the Road” apply at night, but it is
best to slow down and stay clear of all boats regard-
less of who has right-of-way.
Danger Zone
To see more easily at night, avoid bright lights when
possible. Also, it is helpful to have a passenger keep
watch for other boats, water hazards, and naviga-
tional aids.
To determine the size, speed and direction of other
vessels at night, you should use running lights.
A green light indicates the starboard side, and the
red light indicates the port side. Generally, if you see
a green light, you have the right-of-way; if you see
a red light, give way to the other vessel.
Figure C-2:  Crossing Situation
The boat overtaking the one ahead must yield the
right-of-way to the boat being passed. The overtaking
boat must make necessary adjustments to keep out of
its path. The boat being passed should hold its course
and speed. See Figure C-3.
See Figure C-4.
Inland Rules
Stand-on (Privileged)
Inland Rules
Vessel Being Overtaken
“I want to pass you on your
port side.
“I want to pass you on your
starboard side.
short blasts (1 sec.)
1 short blast (1 sec.)
short blasts (1 sec.)
1 short blast (1 sec.)
International Rules
International Rules
“I am altering my course to
“I am altering my course to
short blasts (1 sec.)
1 short blast (1 sec.)
International Rules in
Narrow Channels
International Rules
in  Narrow Channels
“I intend to pass you on
your port side.”
“I intend to pass you on
Figure C-4:  Night Running
starboard side.”
prolonged blasts (4-6
7. Whistle Signal
2 prolonged blasts (4-6
Give-way (Burdened)
Vessel  Overtaking
short blasts (1 sec.)
short blast (1 sec.)
Out on the water, whistle signals are commonly
used. Although using a whistle signal is not neces-
sary every time a boat is nearby, operators must
signal their intentions when necessary to avoid
potentially confusing or hazardous situations. Use
whistle blasts early enough to be noticed and under-
stood by other boaters.
prolonged, 1 short
prolonged, 1 short
1 prolonged, 1 short
prolonged, 1 short blast
Figure C-3:  Overtaking
The General Prudential Rule
It is customary for the privileged boat to signal first
and the yielding boat to return the same signal to
acknowledge she understands and will comply.
Use the danger signal (five or more short and rapid
The general prudential rule regarding right-of-way is
that if a collision appears unavoidable, neither boat has
right-of-way. As prescribed in the “Rules of the Road”,
both boats must act to avoid collision.
Basic Seamanship - Section C
Owner’s Manual Page 39
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CategoriesFour Winns Manuals, Four Winns V-Series Manuals
Model Year2011
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