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

A person shall not operate a PWC at any time between sunset and sunrise unless equipped with navigational lights that are in accordance with USCG regulations.

PWC must be operated in a careful and responsible manner. For example, it is illegal for PWC operators to:

  • Weave the PWC through congested waterway traffic.
  • Jump the wake of another vessel when visibility is obstructed.
  • Operate in a manner that requires swerving at the last possible moment to avoid collision.
  • Chase, harass, or disturb wildlife with your PWC.

PWC operators should avoid operating around fishermen, anchored vessels, or swimmers.

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