Responsibility to Others You Allow to Operate Your PWC
Before allowing others to drive your personal watercraft (PWC):
- Check that they meet the minimum age and boater education requirements for PWC.
- Tell them that they have the same responsibilities as other vessel operators.
- If they are new to PWC, have them practice in an uncrowded area first. While near shore, show how to start and reboard the PWC properly.
- Be sure to explain how to steer and control the PWC. Remind them to keep plenty of distance from other vessels and that power is required for steering control.
- Point out that it is easy to have so much fun that you forget to watch where you are going. Tell them to make sure the area is clear before making a turn.