Wyoming law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.
Overloading is defined as loading the vessel beyond the recommended capacity shown on the capacity plate installed by the vessel manufacturer, taking into consideration weather and other operating conditions.
Overpowering is powering the vessel beyond the recommended horsepower rating shown on the capacity plate installed by the vessel manufacturer.
Riding on the Bow, Deck, or Gunwales is allowing passengers to ride or sit on the gunwales or on the decking over the bow while underway, unless the vessel is equipped with adequate guards or a railing to prevent passengers from being lost overboard. This restriction does not apply to persons helping to moor or cast off a vessel.