|Boat Smart From the Start: Wear Your Life Jacket
One wearable, Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFD or life jacket) in serviceable
condition and of the appropriate size is required for each person in your boat.
PFD's must be worn by all children 12 years and younger on all boats
20 feet and less in length, while under way, and on all canoes and kayaks. All others are strongly encouraged
to wear a PFD.
Beware of Hazards
Hazards on the water appear in many forms: dams, submerged objects,
cold water, fast-changing weather, sun stroke and current. These hazards aren't always obvious. Boaters need to
recognize these dangers and be ready to avoid them at all times. Developing a keen appreciation and understanding
of the overall "boating environment" lets boaters avoid hazards on the water.
Be Legal to Launch
All motorboats must be registered; non powered boats (such as canoes
and kayaks) using PFBC properties much either be registered or display a valid launch permit.
Don't Drink and Boat
Operating watercraft, including canoes, kayaks, and rafts, under the influence of alcohol or drugs
is illegal. The law is strongly enforced for user safety.