During what hours is it legal to tow a skier?
PWCs that are towing a person on water skis or similar devices must be designed and recommended by the manufacturer to accommodate three persons—the operator, the observer, and the person being towed. A person may not be towed between one hour after sunset and sunrise or during periods of restricted visibility.
What is required by North Carolina law when towing a skier behind a PWC?
If pulled by PWC skier must wear PFD. PWC must be equipt with mirrors or observer.
At what speed should you operate your boat if you’re towing a water skier?
The speed should be determined by weight and ability level of the skier; beginners and children should be towed at slower speeds. The maximum speed (in competition) for men under 35 years old is 36 mph; the maximum speed for men over 35 years old and women is 34 mph.
Is it illegal to wakeboard at night?
It’s legal to wake surf at night as you are going below the required speed limit. That’s what lights are for, lighting the wake immediately behind the boat for legal wake surfing at night.
What should a skier do if she he falls in the water?
Let him or her direct the actions of the boat. When a skier falls, it is important to hold up a water ski. This makes it easier for the tow boat to see you and also notifies other boats in the area that you are in the water. Do not water ski after dark.
How many people can you tow behind a jetski?
When towing a person behind a PWC Which of the following is a specific legal requirement?
All persons being towed behind a motorboat or motorized device on water skis, an aquaplane, or other device must wear a USCG–approved PFD. If towing a person on skis or other device with a PWC, the PWC must be rated to carry at least three people—the operator, the observer, and the retrieved skier.
Do you need a life jacket on a kayak in NC?
For a Safe Boating Experience, Always Wear a Life Vest
Both state and federal regulations require that a Type I, II or III personal flotation device in good condition and of appropriate size be accessible for each person onboard a recreational vessel, including canoes, kayaks, rowboats and other non-motorized craft.
Which action is allowed when towing a water skier with a vessel?
A person may not be towed behind a vessel from sunset to sunrise. When a vessel is towing a person on water skis, surfboards, or similar devices, the operator must have another competent person on board to act as an observer or the vessel must be equipped with a wide-angle rearview mirror.
How much horsepower does a boat need to pull a skier?
What is a good speed for tubing?
between 20 and 25 mph