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Steering a PWC

Other PWC Considerations

You and anyone onboard must wear a personal flotation device (PFD). Frequently inspect your PWCs electrical systems (e.g., starter and engine gauge connections) to ensure there is no potential for electrical spark. Gas fumes can collect in the engine compartment and an explosion could occur. After fueling, sniff the engine compartment for any evidence of gas fumes.

Every operator and passenger should know how to swim.

Keep hands, feet, and hair away from the pump intake. When cleaning debris away from the pump intake, always shut the engine off.

Know your limits and ride according to your abilities.

Never exceed the load limit of your PWC.

See the boating regulations for  other requirements specific to PWC.

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