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Checking a PWC on a trailer

Although a PWC is considered an inboard vessel and operators must follow the same rules and requirements that apply to other vessels, there are additional, specific considerations for the PWC operator.

Operating a PWC carries the same responsibilities as operating any other vessel. Before taking your PWC out on the water, you should:

  • Read and understand the owner's manual.
  • Take time to review the video most PWC manufacturers provide.
  • Inspect your PWC periodically, and perform necessary maintenance to keep it in good operating condition.
  • Be aware of all local, state, and federal laws that apply to PWC.
  • Do not forget that in addition to obeying all boating laws, the PWC operator must adhere to laws specific to personal watercraft.