DON'T BE A WALLY!
Follow this quick guide to keep everyone safe out on the water - and avoid a few fines from the Water Police. It is the skipper's responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone on the water.
1. BE PREPARED
Set yourself up for success before you get out on the water. Follow our simple check list to ensure that you have everything you will need.
- Vests for all onboard
- Drinking water
- Sun Protection
- Tow Rope
- Watercraft fully fueled
- Whenever towing anyone you must have an observer
- 1-3 person tubes can be towed by either a jet ski or boat
- 4 person tubes must be towed by a boat
2. BE EDUCATED
Whether it's your first time out on the water, or you're a seasoned professional, it never hurts to brush up on your local boating and towing laws. Not only will you avoid being fined out on the water, but you will be keeping everyone safe out too.
Before you head out, ensure that your riders and spotter know their hand signals. We have a handy guide to get you started.
Know your hand signals.
3. START SLOW
If it your first time towing, start-slow. The speed of the rider on a whip will be far greater than what your speedometer is saying. You can always speed up if they give you the signal.
4. PACK DOWN
When you are done for the day ensure that you leave your area the same way you found it. We all need to do our part to keep our waterways clean for the next generation.
You will also want to ensure that you give everything a good clean, wether the boat, the PWC, vests and gear especially if you have been in salt water.
Use these tips to have a safer and smoother experience next time you hit the water.