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PWC jumping wake of a boat; prohibited sign on the image

PWC may not be operated between sunset and sunrise unless equipped with the proper navigation lights.

PWC must be operated in a responsible manner. You must:

  • Slow your PWC to 10 miles per hour while within 100 feet of another vessel that is underway.
  • Slow your PWC to “no wake speed”:
    • Within 100 feet of anchored vessels
    • Within 200 feet of the shoreline, a swimmer, a diver-down flag, a dock, or a launch ramp
  • Obey regulatory markers such as “no wake” or speed limit signs.
  • Not consume alcohol before or while operating a PWC.
  • Avoid jumping the wake of another vessel.
  • Avoid operating too close to popular areas such as anchorages or camping areas.
  • Avoid operating in the same area for long periods of time.

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