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Course Outline

PWC parts, side view
  • Stern: Rear of a boat or PWC
  • Bow: Front of a boat or PWC
  • Draft: Depth of water needed to float a boat or PWC
  • Intake: Opening in the hull that draws water toward the impeller
  • Intake grate: Screening cover over the intake, which prevents large debris from entering
  • Drive shaft: The long stem connection between the motor and the impeller
  • Impeller: Device used to pump and force water under pressure through a steering nozzle at the rear of the craft
  • Steering nozzle: Device used for directing the stream of water to the left or right at the stern of the PWC, which steers the PWC
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