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Observer With Orange Flag Watching Persons Being Towed

Vessel operators towing a person(s) on water skis, aquaplane, or a similar device must obey these laws.

  • All vessels towing a person(s) on water skis, an aquaplane, or a similar device must have a person on board, in addition to the vessel operator, observing the towed person(s) at all times.
  • If towing a person behind a PWC, the PWC must be at least nine (9) feet in length and be rated for at least three people. The total number of people on the PWC and being towed is not more than the capacity of the watercraft.
  • All persons being towed behind a PWC on water skis or any other device must wear a USCG–approved PFD. Ski belts are not USCG–approved.
  • Persons may be towed behind a vessel on water skis or any other device only during daylight hours only.
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