Regulations pertinent to Amos Lake: Speed is limited to 8 mph limit, no waterskiing except for period June 15 to first Sunday after Labor Day, when speeds in excess of 8 mph and waterskiing are permitted between Statewide;
Restricted Operating Distances and Speed Areas No person shall operate a vessel or cause a waterskier to pass within one hundred feet of a flag, buoy or other device, marking the location of an underwater swimmer or diver. No person shall operate a motorboat, excluding a personal watercraft, at a speed in excess of Slow-No-Wake within 100 feet of shore, or a dock, pier, float or anchored or moored vessel, unless taking off or landing a waterskier. No person shall operate a personal watercraft at a speed in excess of Slow-No-Wake within 200 feet of shore, or a dock, pier, float or anchored or moored vessel, unless taking off or landing a waterskier. When within 100 feet of buoys marking a restricted swimming area or boat access area, vessels shall be operated at Slow-NoWake.
Age Restrictions No person under the age of 12 may serve as the observer for a vessel engaged in waterskiing. No person under the age of 12 may operate a vessel that is propelled by greater than 10 horsepower unless accompanied by a person who is at least 18 years of age and who has a SBC or CPWO. Every person under the age of 13 must wear a USCG approved PFD when the vessel they are aboard is underway, unless that person is below deck or in an enclosed cabin. No person under the age of 16 may operate a PWC or a JAV. (Note exception.) No person under the age of 16 may operate a vessel that is engaged in recreational towing activity, such as water skiing or tubing.
Life jackets must: Be U.S. Coast Guard approved. • Have a legible label. Be of the correct size and fit for the wearer. A life jacket should fit comfortably snug and never cover your face or ride up past your ears. Be in serviceable condition (all straps and buckles must be in good condition and able to perform their jobs; all seams and material must be intact). Be worn by children under 13 years old on any vessel that is underway unless the child is below deck or in an enclosed cabin. Be worn by anyone operating or riding on a PWC. Be worn by anyone being pulled behind a boat (such as tubing or skiing). Be worn by anyone in a manually propelled vessel from October 1 through May 31 (must be Type I, II, II, V or V-hybrid).
Remember Every vessel must have one approved Type I, II, III or V PFD for each person on board or being towed on waterskis, etc. All vessels 16 feet and over, except kayaks and canoes, must also carry a Type IV throwable device in addition to the required number of wearable life jackets. Navigation rules (part of Federal Law) require all vessels (including manually propelled vessels) to have audible signaling devices. (See table on page 30.) Every vessel of 12 meters (39.36 ft.) or less in length must have some means of making an efficient sound signal. All vessels carry approved visual distress signals for nighttime use when operating at night very vessel must have at least one B-1 type approved hand portable fire extinguisher Check the to determine how many Type B-1 fire extinguishers you must have on your boat. Electrical fires can be put out with a Type C extinguisher.