It is unlawful to operate a motorized vessel equipped with a stored battery unless the battery is secured against shifting. The battery must be equipped with non-conductive terminal shields to prevent accidental shorting.
Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS)
It is unlawful to operate a motorized vessel, including a PWC or specialty prop-craft, that is equipped with an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) unless the switch is operational and fully functional.
- With a lanyard-type ECOS, the lanyard must be attached to the person, clothing, or PFD of the operator.
- With a wireless cut-off device, the wireless system must be activated.