M - 1 RAILS & DECK HARDWARE
All ﬁttings must be periodically inspected for
loosening, wear, and damage. Problems
should be corrected immediately!
Hand and bow rails have been installed to provide
security for passengers while outside the cockpit area
(i.e. swim platform and bow areas). Limiting passen-
ger movement while underway is recommended. All
those on board should be safely seated whenever
possible. Additional care must be taken when in rough
seas or foul weather. Access to the foredeck should
be through the foredeck hatch when running in
The cleats that have been installed are speciﬁcally
designed and are intended to be used as mooring
cleats. Their purpose is for securing the vessel to a
dock, pier, mooring, or anchor.
Four Winns boats are not equipped with any
Four Winns does not recommend occupying
the foredeck during bad weather or on rough
seas. DO NOT use walk-thru instead use deck
hatches and only if absolutely necessary during
any bad weather or on rough sea conditions.
hardware designed for towing purposes. The
mooring cleats that are installed on the boat are
not to be used for towing another vessel or
having the boat towed. Refer to Section A
Operation for additional precautions regarding
grounding and towing.
The rail system and hardware ﬁttings have been
selected and installed to perform speciﬁc func tions.
Fenders or mooring lines should not be secured to the
rails or stanchions. Be certain that a clear lead exists
when running dock lines or an anchor line. A line
inadvertently threaded around a stanchion or over the
rail could cause damage.
M - 2 TRANSOM DOOR
A transom door is provided and allows access from
the cockpit to the swim platform. A slide latch which is
magnectic is used to secure the transom door closed
while underway. Since the latch is magnetic, while at
rest, it can hold the door in the open position for
convenience. To prevent a possible man overboard
situation, make sure the transom door is secure
before each cruise. See Figure M2.
The majority of the hardware installed is made of
stainless steel. See Figure M1. Regardless of the type
of hardware used, periodic maintenance is necessary.
Figure M2: Transom Door
To prevent personal injury, swim platform must
not be occupied and transom door must be
closed while engines are running.
Figure M1: Stainless Steel Fittings
Cleaning the hardware with a nonabrasive cleaner will
help keep the original shine and beauty. Stainless
steel hardware, while quite durable, can become
superﬁcially rusted. This can be con trolled by cleaning
the ﬁttings and applying a coat of wax. Any future
rusting can be removed by polishing and rewaxing.
Prevent falls overboard. Close, latch, and stay
inside gate(s) while underway.
Exterior Equipment - Section M
Owner’s Manual Page 148
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