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PWC staying a safe distance from another vessel
  • PWCs must be operated in a reasonable and prudent manner. It is illegal to:
    • Weave your PWC through congested waterway traffic.
    • Jump the wake of another vessel unreasonably close to that vessel or when its operator’s vision is obstructed.
  • It is illegal to operate a PWC if under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • It is illegal to chase, harass, or disturb wildlife, birds, or marine mammals.
  • Personal watercraft may be prohibited or have additional restrictions on some Oregon waterways. Check the publication Experience Oregon Boating for specific waterways' regulations on PWCs before you go boating. A copy of the publication can be found at www.oregon.gov/osmb/pages/index.aspx.