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These are additional laws for operating a PWC in Wisconsin.

  • A PWC may not be operated between sunset and sunrise.
  • A PWC operator must always face forward.
  • A PWC must be operated in a responsible manner. Maneuvers that endanger people or property are prohibited, including:
    • Jumping a wake with a PWC within 100 feet of another vessel
    • Operating within 100 feet of a vessel that is towing a person on water skis, inner tube, wakeboard, or similar device, or operating within 100 feet of the tow rope or person being towed
    • Weaving your PWC through congested waterway traffic
    • Steering toward another object or person in the water and swerving at the last possible moment in order to avoid collision
    • Chasing, harassing, or disturbing wildlife with your PWC
  • There are minimum age and boater education requirements for operators of personal watercraft as discussed in the "Who May Operate a PWC" section of this course.
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