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Boater checking a PWC

PWC operators are subject to rules and requirements that apply to both inboard vessels and PWC.

Operating a PWC carries the same responsibilities as operating any other vessel. Before taking your PWC out on the water, you should:

  • Read and understand the owner’s manual.
  • Take time to review the video most PWC manufacturers provide.
  • Inspect your PWC periodically, and perform necessary maintenance to keep it in good operating condition.
  • Be aware of all local, state, and federal laws that apply to a PWC.
  • Not forget that in addition to obeying all boating laws, the PWC operator must adhere to laws specific to PWC.
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