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Idaho law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Overloading or Overpowering is exceeding the carrying capacity or power limitations stated on the capacity plate installed by the vessel manufacturer, even if the vessel is a kayak or an inflatable raft.

  • You must not exceed the maximum allowed number of persons, maximum allowed pounds of persons, or maximum allowed combined pounds of persons and equipment.
  • If your vessel is powered by an outboard motor, you must not exceed the allowed horsepower.
Unlawful Operation: Riding on the Stern

Riding on the bow, deck, gunwale, seat backs, seats on raised decks, or any other place where there may be a chance of falling overboard is considered reckless and illegal.