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Arizona law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Overloading is loading the vessel beyond its safe carrying capacity or the recommended capacity shown on the capacity plate. Take into consideration the weather and other operating conditions when determining if the vessel is overloaded.

Riding on the Bow or Gunwales is allowing passengers to ride where there may be a chance of falling overboard while underway at greater than “no wake speed” (or “wakeless speed”) on a powerboat. Specifically, this means allowing passengers to ride on the covered bow, transom, swim step, or gunwales unless these are designed for carrying passengers at all speeds.

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