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Illinois law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Overloading or Overpowering is operating a vessel that has been loaded beyond the recommended carrying capacity or powered beyond the horsepower limits shown on the capacity plate installed by the vessel manufacturer.

Failure to Follow Navigation Rules is not following the navigation rules described in Unit 3.

Riding on Bow or Gunwales is allowing a passenger to ride on the decking over the bow or stern, gunwale, or tops of seat backs of a motorized vessel unless the passenger is within guard rails to prevent falling overboard. This does not apply to persons assisting in anchoring, mooring, or casting off.

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