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Water Skiing

On the navigable waters of NYS, any vessel towing a water
skier, parasail, or other similar device, must have on board, in
addition to the operator, an observer who is specifically charged
with watching out for the person towed. The observer must be at
least 10 years of age. Waterskiing, and similar towed activities, are
limited to the hours between sunrise and sunset. Anyone towed
by a vessel must wear a securely fastened US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device. This includes those on water
skis, inner tubes, parasails, inflatable devices, to name a few.
The preferred life jacket for these activities is the type III special
purpose device as it is impact rated, form fitting, and generally
affords better visibility for the skier. Never use a fully inflatable
life jacket. Remember the skier is considered a passenger and
is to be counted against the maximum passengers allowed.
Exceeding that number can be written as reckless operation.
For more information on safe water skiing contact: The American Water Ski Assoc. at www.usawaterski.org

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