Wyoming Boating Safety Course


OVERLOADING OR OVER-POWERING

An overloaded boat or over-powered boat can be extremely dangerous. An over-powered boat may cause the sternrear portion of a vessel. to sit lower in the water, making the vessel susceptible to being swamped by its own waketracks left in the water caused by a moving vessel. or that of a passing boat. Similarly, too much weight in the stern or the bow front portion of a vessel. will make the vessel prone to swampingfor a boat to fill with water to the point where it will sink. Additionally, it is important to spread the load evenly throughout the vessel. Too much weight on either side will make the vessel less stable and more apt to capsizethe turning over of a vessel onto his side.. Take extreme caution in loading your vessel properly.

BEWARE OF BAD WEATHER! TAKE MUCH LIGHTER LOADS IN POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS TO ENSURE BOAT STABILITY.