T - 3 LOADING PASSENGERS
gear aboard. Secure all gear ﬁrmly so it doesn’t move
or interfere with operation of the boat. Passengers
should board the boat one-at-a-time and be seated.
Passengers should remain seated during loading of
the boat to maintain an even trim.
NOTE: All boats under 20 feet in length must have
a capacity rating plate showing the recommended
person capacity as well as the maximum capacity
of the boat including persons and gear.
Passengers seated in the bow area should not
obstruct the driver’s vision.
When loading your boat, remember to distribute the
load evenly. Keep the load low and do not overload.
The capacity plate afﬁxed to your boat states the
maximum load capacity. The plate shows in pounds,
the amount of persons and gear that the boat will
safely handle under normal conditions. US Coast
Guard regulations establishes these load capacity
ratings. Position passengers and gear so that the
load is balanced.
IMPORTANT: Passengers are prohibited from riding
on the bow with feet hanging over the side or ride
while sitting on the stern, gunwales or seatbacks.
The Coast Guard considers these acts to be negligent
or grossly negligent operation. They are prohibited
by law because falls from moving boats are a major
cause of fatal recreational boating accidents.
When loading, always step into the boat, never board
by jumping. Have someone on the dock pass your
Figure T-1: Loading Passengers and Gear
Prelaunch and Underway - Section T
Owner’s Manual Page 134
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