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PWC jumping wake of a boat
  • PWC must be operated in a reasonable and prudent manner at all times. For example, the following operations are illegal:
    • Jumping the wake of another vessel unnecessarily close to the other vessel
    • Weaving your PWC through congested traffic
    • Swerving at the last possible moment in order to avoid a collision
  • It is illegal to operate a PWC during the period that begins at sunset and ends at 8:00 a.m. “Sunset” means that time determined by the national weather service.
  • It is illegal to harass wildlife or disturb aquatic vegetation with your PWC.