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Oquaga Lake Boating Rules
Please Post Prominently and Comply with All Regulations
New York State Boating Laws
required to comply.
motor boats must be registered.
under 18 years of age cannot solo pilot a motor boat without a Boating
Safety Certificate in the boat, or without an accompanying adult.
Vehicle drunk driving
rules apply to boating vessels.
approved life jacket for everyone on board plus extra life jacket for
the skier. All children under 12 must wear a jacket at all times.
or whistle for warning.
visible lights for night boating; red for port, green for starboard,
and white for stern.
and line, and fire extinguisher are required on the boat.
of power boats are responsible for the wake created by their boats and
any resulting damage.
Against the law to water ski or tube without a spotter. Spotter must
be at least 10 years old.
Against the law to ski after sundown or before sunrise..
Against the law to
operate in excess of 5 mph within 100 feet of shore, docks, other
crafts, swimmers, or water skiers.
the law to jump over another craft’s wake.
the law to operate your boat without appropriate lights after sunset.
boats have the right of way.
the law to operate closer than 100 feet from a diving flag.
Oquaga Lake Boating Regulations
there would be chaos and catastrophe.
Power boats always drive in a
counter-clockwise direction. Scott’s Showboat drives in a clockwise
personal water crafts (jet-skis): Never, Never, Never!
one motor boat is allowed per rental unit.
boat speed should be no more than 5 mph after sunset, until l0:00 am.
more than five (5) power boats pulling skiers or tubers on the lake at
one time. Five boats with skiers or tubers is a dangerous situation;
use extreme caution. Do not be the sixth
follow or parallel a skier.
You must wear an approved ski vest; belts are against the law. Vests
should be florescent red, orange, or yellow vest. With other boats
pulling skiers, you want to stand out like a sore thumb.
When you fall, raise your hand so the spotter will know you are ok.
If your boat must leave you, hold a ski vertically out of the water so
you can be seen by other boats.
Avoid high speed, flashy turns to pick up your downed skier. It is
Swim parallel to the shore. Further than 75 feet from shore, have a
guard boat; you are in danger of power boats. At dusk, at northern
part of the lake (along Hanson Rd), a swimmer is nearly invisible from
power boaters. Use caution.
Use CCC: Care,
Courtesy, Common Sense.
Sanford Boating Laws
use of personal watercraft (jet skis) and
prop-craft is prohibited on Oquaga Lake.