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In addition to adhering to all boating laws, PWC operators have requirements specific to their vessel.

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  • Every person on board a PWC must wear a USCG–approved PFD.
  • An operator of a PWC equipped with a lanyard-type engine cut-off switch must attach the lanyard to his or her person, clothing, or PFD.
  • PWC may be operated only between one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset.
  • PWC operators may not substitute a mirror for an observer (that is, a PWC must have an observer at least 12 years old).