What action may cause the loss of steering in a PWC?
Which of the following actions is legal for Pwcs?
Powerboat A: When only white and red lights are visible, one is approaching a powerboat from the port side. One must give way to one’s starboard side. Powerboat B: When only white and green lights are visible, one is approaching a powerboat from its starboard side.
Which of the following actions is required of powerboat A?
A compass, which is used to assist in navigation, is an instrument that shows magnetic north. You must apply a correction to determine the direction of true north. The ability to steer a boat by a compass is useful if land is out of sight, visibility is reduced, or the boat operator is disoriented.
Reckless Driving Reckless or careless driving is the most common cause of jet ski accidents. Reckless driving accounted for about 26.3% of all personal watercraft-related accidents in 2007, according to the National Transportation Safety Board in the US.
What is needed for steering control on a personal watercraft?
If you allow the engine on a PWC or other jet-propelled vessel to return to idle or shut off during operation, you may lose all steering control. Many PWC will continue in the direction they were headed before the throttle was released or the engine was shut off, no matter which way the steering control is turned.