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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 conventions used to increase the visibility of these important messages. Also included in your owner’s packet is the “Boating Basics, A Guide to Responsible Boating “.
This publication covers all 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 manufacturers of this equipment. All information available at the time of manufacture has been included with your owner’s 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 him 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 Candia Funship 214, 234, and 254 models. Please record the model and serial number information below. Model 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 (Phone) 231-779-2345 (FAX) E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org FourWinns L.L.C. 2000. Candia FS Owner’s Manual 03/00 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! The following page illustrates the locations of various warning labels, capacity label and other stickers on your Four Winns® boat. Candia FS Owner’s Manual 03/00 Preface Page 2 LABEL LOCATIONS The NMMA capacity label and various warning labels are placed at different locations on each model for your safety. Additional warnings for fuel leakage, blower operation, and other important information will be imprinted or located on the dash. Many of these stickers and labels are not required by the U.S. Coast Guard but are important to ensure the safe operation of your Four Winns® boat. In addition, the Hull Identification Number plate is permanently attached below the deck-hull joint on the starboard aft corner.