Boating Laws

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TIGHTLINER, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. I was trying to find the thread that talked about operating small boats after dark and I couldn't find it but I did find some interesting information.

    If operating a boat less than 10 HP a boater's education class is not required.

    Here is where I am confused:

    It appears that boats under 16' are not permitted to be operated after dark.

    Also, anybody aboard boats under 16' must wear PFDs at all times.

    Am I reading this wrong, or is this the way its supposed to be?!?!?

    http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/watercraft/equipment/power/tabid/2732/Default.aspx
     
  2. What is the difference between

    PWCs less than 16'

    and

    Less than 16' in length (Class A)

    ?

    On the website linked above there is two different categories. Maybe this is leading to my confusion.
     

  3. fishingguy

    fishingguy The Inferior Fisherman

  4. Good Detective Work.......Thanks a lot!
     
  5. As for the PFD, it's anyone under 10 years old in a vessel under 18', at all times.