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Observer With Orange Flag Watching Persons Being Towed

Vessel operators towing person(s) on water skis or similar devices have specific equipment and observer requirements.

  • The person being towed must wear a ski belt; ski jacket; or Type I, II, or III PFD that is properly fitted and fastened.
  • Every boat towing a person(s) on water skis or a similar device must have on board:
    • A person, in addition to the boat operator, capable of observing the towed person(s) at all times or…
    • A wide-angle rearview mirror mounted such that the operator can observe the towed person(s) at all times.
  • Every PWC towing a person(s) on water skis or similar device must be rated by the manufacturer to carry three or more persons and must have on board a person, in addition to the PWC operator, capable of observing the towed person(s) at all times. A wide-angle mirror may not be used in place of an observer on PWC.
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