Responsibility to the Environment: Protect and Preserve
Protect the shoreline from erosion, and preserve aquatic vegetation.
- Reduce throttle to "no wake" speed when close to a shoreline or in small rivers to help prevent erosion.
- Don't operate in shallow water where your prop or pump intake can stir up bottom sediments and destroy aquatic plants.
- Drain the bilge and clean the prop before leaving a waterway. Failure to do so may transport plants or animals from one waterway to another and disrupt the natural balance of the environment.