The Boater's Guide of New Hampshire: A Handbook of Boating Laws and Responsibilities
The Official Boating Handbook of the New Hampshire Marine Patrol - Web Version
Table of Contents
- Do not jump the wake of a passing vessel, or ride too close to another vessel, because this creates special risks and is a common complaint about PWC and “ski craft” operators. These operations are also illegal.
- Vary your operating area, and avoid repetitious operation.
- Avoid congregating with other PWC and “ski craft” operators near shore as this increases noise levels.
- Avoid making excessive noise near residential and camping areas, particularly early in the morning.
- Avoid maneuvers that cause the engine exhaust to lift out of the water because that increases noise levels.
- Do not operate a PWC or “ski craft” in shallow water.
- Avoid creating a wake, which can cause erosion when operating near shore or in narrow streams or rivers.
- Do not dock or beach your PWC or “ski craft” in reeds and grasses. This could damage fragile environments.
- Take extra care when fueling your PWC or “ski craft” in or near the water. Fuel on land if possible.