Overloading or Bow Riding
Here are additional examples of illegal and reckless operation.
- Overloading is loading the vessel beyond the recommended capacity shown on the capacity plate installed by the vessel manufacturer.
- Overpowering is providing more power than is needed. It is illegal to sell, equip, operate, or allow others to operate a boat with any motor or other propulsion machinery beyond its safe power capacity.
- Operating a Boat With a Person Riding on the Bow, Deck, or Gunwale is allowing the operator or passengers to ride on the bow, gunwale, transom, seat backs, seats on raised decks, or any other place where there may be a chance of falling overboard.