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PREFACE This manual will acquaint you with the use and maintenance of your new Four Winns® boat. This manual also provides special information critical to the safety of the passengers, and longevity of the equipment. The information on the following page lists the means used to increase the visibility of these important messages. Also included in your owners packet is the Boating Basics, A Guide to Responsible Boating.
This publication covers the boating basics and should be read along with your Four Winns Owners Manual before operating your boat. Review this information in detail. Four Winns continually strives to improve its products. Unit specifications, including standard and optional equipment are constantly being modified. Equipment availability is also subject to change. The most current and accurate information available at the time of publication is included in this manual. Some variation in equipment, description, location, and details can result. The information in this manual focuses upon the equipment designed and manufactured by Four Winns on specific models. When appropriate, please utilize the information pertinent to your specific boat model. Equipment such as engines, and other accessories are manufactured by others. The information provided in this manual is intended to be used in conjunction with the information provided by the manufacturer of this equipment. All information available at the time of manufacture has been included with your owners packet. Read this entire manual carefully before operating your new boat. Many instructions may require direct performance of the activity to fully understand the correct method. If you choose to read this manual at home, remember to take it to the boat with you. Your Four Winns dealer knows your boat best and is interested in your complete satisfaction. Return to the dealer for service or other assistance. If you find it necessary to contact Four Winns directly, please refer to the address information listed below. Be sure to include the boat model, serial number, your daytime telephone number, and specifics of the information desired. This manual has been specifically developed for the 348 Vista®. It should be noted that this manual is also applicable to all prior 338 Vista® models as well. Please record the serial number below. Serial Number __ This manual should be considered part of the boat. Should you sell the boat, pass this manual on to the new owner. Take special care of this manual. Certain information in this manual may not be available in a replacement manual. Thank you for joining the Four Winns family. We appreciate your purchase and welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to you. Four Winns Customer Service Department 925 Frisbie Street Cadillac, Michigan 49601 231-775-1343 231-779-2345(FAX) E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Four Winns, L.L.C. 2001. 348 Vista Owners Manual 08/01 Preface Page 1 SAFETY WARNINGS This manual contains instructions critical to the safety of those aboard or the longevity of the equipment. Pay close attention to all safety warnings. The following safety warnings and instructions are used throughout the manual and at selected locations on your boat. This safety symbol and this signal word indicate an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WILL result in death or serious injury. This safety symbol and this signal word indicate a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, CAN result in severe injury or death. This safety symbol and this signal word indicate a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, MAY result in minor or moderate personal injury or property damage. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices. NOTICE This is used to notify people of installation, operation, or maintenance information which is important but not hazard-related. YOU are responsible for your own safety, as well as the safety of your passengers and fellow boaters. You should fully understand and become familiar with the operating procedures and safety precautions in this manual and any other information in the Owners Packet before you launch the boat. Always operate your boat with consideration, courtesy, and common sense. The warnings in this manual do not and can not address every conceivable situation. Always use common sense! If you have any questions regarding your boat or its operation, contact your dealer. The following pages illustrate the locations of various warning labels, capacity label and other stickers on your Four Winns boat. 348 VISTA SPECIFICATIONS* LOA (W/ SWIM PLATFORM) LOA (W/OUT SWIM PLATFORM) BEAM BRIDGE CLEARANCE W/ARCH DEAD RISE DRAFT FUEL CAPACITY POTABLE WATER CAPACITY HOLDING TANK WASTE HOLDING TANK – GREY WEIGHT