red flag with white diagonal stripe
white flag with blue diagonal stripe
black flag with white circle
blue flag with white square
Move to the bow.
Move your dog and gear behind you.
Stop the boat and turn off the motor. Anchor or secure the boat.
tossing used fishing line in the water
tossing plastic six-pack holders in the water
operating a powerboat in shallow water
using phosphate-free products to clean a boat
Swim beside the paddlecraft to go over the rapids.
Aim for the middle of the rapids.
Go over the rapids as quickly as possible.
Go ashore well upstream to check out the rapids.
Strainers make the water dangerously cold.
Strainers attract dangerous wildlife.
Strainers can make you dizzy.
Strainers can trap small boats.
Test the person’s swimming skills.
Make sure the person meets the minimum age and boater education requirements.
Check that the person is wearing sunscreen.
Ask the person to complete a float plan and file it with the Coast Guard.
Explain how to seat a passenger in front of the operator.
Explain how to increase the noise level.
Explain how to spray a wake at other PWCs.
Explain how to steer and control the PWC.
near the shoreline where others can watch
near other skiers or swimmers in the water
in the middle of the lake away from other boaters
in the heavy-traffic area of the waterway