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These dangerous operating practices are illegal under Oregon law.

PWC jumping wake of a boat

Reckless Operation of a vessel is operating a boat carelessly in willful disregard of the rights, safety, or property of others. Some examples of reckless operation are:

  • Boating in restricted areas without regard for other boaters or persons, posted speeds and wake restrictions, diver-down flags, etc.
  • Jumping the wake of another vessel unnecessarily close to that vessel or buzzing other vessels

Unsafe Operation of a vessel is operating in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger others or their property. An example of unsafe operation is causing danger or damage from the wake of your vessel.

Failure To Maintain a Proper Lookout is operating a vessel while failing to keep a constant lookout for other vessels and persons in the water.