Wyoming Boating Safety Course


RIGHTING A PWC

It is relatively easy to right your PWC if it overturns. Most have a decal attached to the back of the vessel that indicates the proper direction to turn the PWC to the upright position. Consult your user's manual if the decal is not present. Contrary to popular belief, there is a proper direction to turn it over, and you can do damage if you turn the PWC the wrong way.

RE-BOARDING A PWC

While righting a PWC is a relatively easy task, re-boarding can be more challenging. It is especially difficult to re-board a PWC when you are tired or in rough waters.

Practice re-boarding a few times in calmer waters before putting your re-boarding skills to the test on the open water.


TO RE-BOARD A PWC
  • Always approach from the direction marked on the hull.
  • Pull yourself up high enough to kneel on the running board.

Re-boarding a PWC

WHEN RE-BOARDING A PWC ALWAYS APPROACH FROM THE DIRECTION MARKED ON THE HULL.