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Maintaining control of a PWC: steering straight ahead
The operator is holding down the throttle lever and steering the PWC straight ahead.
Maintaining control of a PWC: releasing the throttle
The operator releases the throttle lever.
Maintaining control of a PWC: with no throttle, the PWC keeps going forward
With the throttle released, the PWC continues to go straight ahead even though the operator is trying to turn to the right.