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Buoy displaying 'Slow no wake' speed

Improper Speed or Distance is not maintaining a proper speed or distance while operating a vessel or while towing a person on water skis or any similar device. Specifically, the following actions are illegal.

  • Operating a vessel (except sailboards) at greater than “no wake speed” within 200 feet of:
    • The shoreline
    • A person in the water
    • A canoe, rowboat, or other vessel
    • An anchored or moored vessel with a person on board
    • An anchorage or dock
  • Operating a vessel at speeds of 5 miles per hour or greater within 200 feet of a marked swimming area.
  • Operating a vessel at speeds that may cause danger, injury, or damage. Be aware of and obey all regulatory markers, including those marked as “no wake.”