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    Washington State Boat Regs

    Anyone know the requirements to operate a PWC in Washington State ? Nothing's jumping out at me on the net.

    I will be taking the Seadoos to Osoyoos lake for a week but this year we are staying on the US side. All operators have a canadian boaters card and all the required canadian safety equipment but I'm wondering if I need other equipment to meet the Washington State regs.

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    Chris....

    1)fire extingusher

    2)Whistle attached to you or some other noise making device (nagging wife does not count lol)

    3) USCG approved lifejacket

    4) have your Canadian boaters card and any registration documents nearby (on the ski is preferable).

    Here is a link the the actual WA state boating laws.. PWC are clearly defined in there. http://www.boat-ed.com/wa/handbook/toc.htm

    Does the lake has dual national jurisdiction?

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    http://www.pwcsafetyschool.com/washington/index.html

    The link above will take you to a classroom page as well as the Wash course...and on the left are several links you could use as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsolie View Post
    Chris....

    1)fire extingusher

    2)Whistle attached to you or some other noise making device (nagging wife does not count lol)

    3) USCG approved lifejacket

    4) have your Canadian boaters card and any registration documents nearby (on the ski is preferable).

    Here is a link the the actual WA state boating laws.. PWC are clearly defined in there. http://www.boat-ed.com/wa/handbook/toc.htm

    Does the lake has dual national jurisdiction?
    Thanks Dan that's what I was looking for.

    Don't know what you mean by "dual national juristiction". The lake runs north/south across the border. We have been going there for about 8 years but we have never crossed the border. This year we are staying on the US side and don't plan on crossing back and forth as we will have to clear customs each time. I have seen the US patrols out regularly, the RCMP boat is only out occasionally and he only stops people that are being stupid, no safety checks etc.

    Chris

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