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Course Outline

PWC jumping wake of a boat; prohibited sign on the image

PWC may be operated only during daylight hours (between sunrise and sunset).

PWC must operate in a responsible manner. It is illegal to:

  • Weave your PWC through congested waterway traffic.
  • Steer toward another object or person in the water and swerve at the last possible moment in order to avoid collision.
  • Follow behind another vessel that is towing a person(s) on water skis, surfboard, or similar device.
  • Cut between a vessel and the person(s) being towed by that vessel.
  • Jump the wake of another vessel in a way that endangers another's life, safety, or property.
  • Cross the path of another vessel when visibility is obstructed.
  • Operate within 50 feet of a commercial vessel and its tow that is in operation on the waterway, unless the operator of the commercial vessel has given consent.
  • Chase, harass, or disturb wildlife with your PWC.
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