All vessels should be operated at a speed that allows time and distance to take necessary action to avoid a collision. Obviously, different conditions and levels of expertise will warrant different speeds. Certain areas of Alabama enforce local speed limits.
Check with your local boating authority before heading out on the water to determine speed limits (if any) in your area.
To determine a 'safe speed' for your boat, take into account the following factors:
Lastly, your wake can cause damage to property and other vessels. Always take into account the effects your wake might create when adjusting your speed.
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