How far away must you stay from a swimmers in the water?

How far must you stay away from swimmers?

At more than 5 miles per hour: Within 200 feet of swimming areas, diving platforms, passenger landings, or areas where vessels are moored. Within 100 feet of swimmers.

How far must you stay away from swimmers downed skiers or persons wading in the water?

Regulations, commonly called the “100-foot rule,” re- quire boaters to operate at a slow, no-wake speed within 100 feet of the shoreline, docks, launch ramps, swimmers or downed skiers; persons wading in the water; anchored, moored or drifting boats; and floats.

How far must a PWC stay away from a swimmer?

Operate a vessel at greater than “slow, no wake speed” within 100 feet of a swimmer, unless the vessel is assisting the swimmer. Operate a vessel at greater than “slow, no wake speed” too close to the shoreline of any lake. For motorboats other than PWC, too close means within 100 feet of the shoreline.

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What is the minimum distance you should keep between boats?

Do not approach within 100 yards, and slow to minimum speed within 500 yards of any U.S. naval vessel. Violators of the Naval Vessel Protection Zone could face six years in prison and a $250,000 fine, not to mention a quick and possibly severe response from the vessel itself.

What minimum distance must be maintained?

Do not approach within 100 yards and slow to minimum speed within 500 yards of any U.S. Naval vessel. If you need to pass within 100 yards of a U.S. Naval vessel for safe passage, you must contact the U.S. Naval vessel or the USCG escort vessel on VHF-FM channel 16. Observe and avoid all security zones.

What is the 50 foot rule?

(A) Containers holding ignitable or reactive waste must be located at least 15 meters (50 feet) from the facility’s property line unless a written approval is obtained from the authority having jurisdiction over the local fire code allowing hazardous waste accumulation to occur within this restricted area.

How close to shore can you drive a boat?

To maintain a proper distance when you are operating at greater than “slow, no wake speed” (except in channels that are not posted), the vessel or persons being towed must not be within 100 feet of: A shoreline (if operating in water less than three feet deep) Any moored or anchored vessel.

How far apart do jet skis have to be?

Keep a minimum distance of 25 feet from any other vessel. Vessel operators may not turn sharply in close range of any person or vessel to “spray them down”.

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How far must a boat or PWC operator be from another boat to leave the water completely while jumping the wake of that boat?

Becoming airborne while crossing the wake of another motorboat within 100 feet of that motorboat. PWC cannot jump the wake of a boat pulling skiers or tubers. PWC cannont jump wake of a boat within 50 yards of the boat. Vessels must stay 5 lengths away from longest vessel.

Can you water ski at night?

During hours of darkness, from sunset to sunrise, goes by time. It is illegal to tow a water-skier between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise.

Can a 13 year old drive a boat in Michigan?

Boating rules

A person under age 12 may operate a boat with a person onboard at least 16 years of age if the engine does not exceed 35 horsepower. From ages 12 to 15, a person can exceed the lower speed limits with a boating safety certificate on board or a person 16 or older.