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Oklahoma law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Overloading or Overpowering is loading a vessel with passengers or gear beyond the recommended capacity or powering a vessel beyond the recommended horsepower. The recommended capacity and horsepower are those shown on the capacity plate installed by the manufacturer or those recommended by the USCG.

Unlawful Operation: Riding on the Stern

Riding on the Bow, Deck, Gunwale, or Seat Back is allowing passengers to ride where there may be a chance of falling overboard while operating at greater than idle speed, no wake speed. Specifically, the following practices are unlawful:

  • Sitting or riding on the gunwales or the back of any seat on a boat while underway at a speed greater than idle speed
  • Sitting or riding on the covered bow or front or back deck of a boat while underway at greater than idle speed unless the boat has side walkways or walk-through access to areas that are surrounded by life rails, deck rails, bow rails, or other enclosures extending at least 24 inches above the deck
  • Extending an arm or leg over the edge of the boat above or below the railing, or standing on the covered bow of a boat traveling at greater than idle speed