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1

In New York State, if you are pulling someone on a tube, skis, etc. what is required?

A second person on board whose job is to specifically watch the person being towed.
Observer must be at least 10 years old.

2

In NY State, what are the allowable hours for towing people (Skis, tubes, etc)

Between sunrise and sunset. (As long as visibility is not reduced)

3

What are PFD rules for towed watersports

Must have one on at all times. Should be the Type III high impact type. Never use inflatable PFD.

4

Does a skier count as a passenger?

Yes, and must be counted against the max capacity of the boat. (At least in NY state)
There must be an open seat available for the person being towed.

5

At what boat length must a bell be added to the other required sound signaling devices?

39.4 feet to less than 65 feet.

6

For vessels less than 39.4 feet, what sound signaling devices are required?

A horn or whistle.

7

For towed watersports, what is the hand signal for return to dock?

With your left hand (or maybe either hand?), pat yourself on the head.

8

For towed watersports, what is the hand signal for skier ok

Both hands on your head (elbows out to the side - which should come naturally)

9

For towed watersports, what is the hand signal for skier down

Hold up one ski and wiggle it for skier down.

10

For towed watersports, what is the hand signal for speed up?

A thumbs up

11

For towed watersports, what is the hand signal for slow down?

A thumbs down.

12

For towed watersports, what is the hand signal for stop.

Open palm facing the boat. (This is like the typical stop signal you would give to a person or dog)

13

For towed watersports, what is the hand signal for speed ok

The typical OK hand signal. (thumb and forefinger form a circle, 3 other fingers up)

14

For towed watersports, what is the hand signal for turn left or turn right.

With elbow bent, point left hand away from body to turn left. vice versa with right hand to turn right.