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Chapter 3 X Vessel Operation f Chapter 4

Personal Watercraft Personal watercraft (PWCs) go by many names—water bikes, wet bikes, thrill craft, Jet Skis—and they all mean fun. You see them everywhere these days. They’re fast, powerful and fairly easy to operate. But PWCs are also involved in many boating accidents and injuries. Operators often go too fast, don’t pay attention and don’t have much experience. You’ll have fun on a PWC when you treat it like a boat—with skill and respect. This chapter will show you how to prevent accidents, be aware of hazards, and use courtesy and common sense.

OBJECTIVES You will learn: f Legal PWC operating requirements

f PWC operating guidelines f PWC and personal safety f Navigational rules and aids f Accident prevention and rescue f Other important features of operating PWC


California Course for Safe Boating

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