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                                       MOTOR VESSEL REnTAL SAfETY CHECKLIST

                   MANDATORY FOR ALL PERSONS OPERATING A RENTAL MOTOR VESSEL 15HP OR GREATER.
                   Washington State law (RCW 79A.60.640) requires that the motor vessel safety operating and equipment checklist be
                   reviewed with all persons renting, chartering or leasing a motor vessel with 15 hp or greater. Washington Administrative
                   Code (WAC 352-78-090) requires that anyone operating a rental motor vessel must carry their issued copy of this checklist.
    Name of Rental Agency__________________________________________________________________________
    Vessel Operator Name__________________________________________ Date of Birth______________________
    Vessel WN#___________________________________________________ Date of Rental_____________________
    Body of Water_____________________________________ Rental Agent_________________________________

             Note: Those operating a motor vessel other than a Personal Watercraft (PWC) may skip the PWC Only section. Those operating
             a PWC must complete all sections. Local regulations may impose additional requirements for operating a rental motor vessel.

  Protective Clothing/Equipment                                                               Know Your Boat...Continued

           Life jackets Don't Work If You Don't Wear Them                                               Know Operational Controls
Operators	                                                                                   Operators	
 Initials  •	 Children	12	and	younger	must	wear	their	                                                  •	 The	throttle	controls	your	speed.	
                   life	jacket	when	aboard	any	boat	that	is	
                                                                                              Initials
                                                                                                             Apply	the	throttle	lever	to	acceler-
                   under	19'	in	length	and	on	any	PWC.                                                       ate	and	release	or	pull	down	to	slow	down.	On	PWCs	and	
                                                                                                             other	waterjet-powered	vessels,	you	need	throttle	to	steer.
                 •	 Others	should	wear	appropriately-sized	
                    life	jacket	or	have	one	readily	accessible	                                           •	 The	rental	agent	should	demonstrate	proper	use	of		
                    at	all	times.                                                                            gear-shift	lever	and	throttle	controls.

                 •	 The	rental	agency	must	provide	a	US	Coast	Guard		                                     •	 The	rental	agent	should	demonstrate	how	to	re-fuel		
                    approved	type	I,	II	or	III	life	jacket	to	all	motor	vessel	                              your	motor	vessel.
                 	 operators	and	occupants.
                                                                                                        Keep Lanyard Attached- Required by state law.
                 PWC Operators and Riders
                 PWC                                                                         Operators	
                 ONLY                                                              PFD                  If	motor	vessel	is	equipped	with	a	kill	switch,	securely	attach	
Operators	                                                                                    Initials
           •	 Anyone	riding	a	PWC	is	required	to	wear	                                                    engine	shut-off	cord	(lanyard)	to	your	wrist	or	life	jacket	(as	
 Initials                                                                                                 directed)	and	wear	it	at	all	times.	Then	if	you	fall	off	the		
                   an	appropriately-sized	US	Coast	Guard	ap-
                   proved	life	jacket	at	all	times.                                                       motor	vessel,	the	engine	will	stop.
                                                                                  Wet	Suit                                                          Life jacket
                 •	 It	is	recommended	you	wear	a	wet	suit	(or	                    Bottom
                    wet	suit	bottom)	while	operating	a	PWC.	
                    Additional	protective	equipment	(eyewear	or	
                    footwear)	may	also	be	needed.	



  Know Your Boat                                                                               Avoid Collisions and Other Accidents

           Don't Overload Your Boat                                                                     Take Early Action to Avoid Collisions
Operators	 The	maximum	number	of	persons	on	this	ves-                                        Operators	 Remember	boats	do	not	have	brakes.
 Initials sel	will	not	exceed	______people.	People	and	                                       Initials
             supplies	can	not	exceed	______	pounds.                                                     Waterjet-Powered Motor Vessel and PWC
                                                                                                          Do	not	release	throttle	when	trying	to	
             Know How to Operate Safety Devices on Your Vessel                                            steer.	You	need	throttle	to	Steer.
             	
Operators	 Know	the	location	of	and	how	to	use	the	
 Initials  following:	whistle	or	horn;	paddles	or	oars;	                                                Boat Safe = Boat Sober!
             anchors;	bilge	pump	or	bailer;	throwable	flo-                                   Operators	 Operating	any	vessel	while	under	the	influ-
             tation	device,	and	fire	extinguisher.	(These	                                    Initials  ence	of	alcohol	or	drugs	is	dangerous	and	
             items	may	not	be	on	all	motor	vessels).                                                      illegal,	punishable	by	of	fine	of	up	to	$1,000	
                                                                                                          and	up	to	one	year	in	jail.
           Know How to Start and Stop the Engine
Operators	 •	 The	rental	agent	should	show	you	how	to	safely	                                           Operate Defensively
 Initials     start	and	stop	the	engine	on	your	vessel.                                      Operators	
                                                                                                        •	 Operate	at	safe	speeds.	Watch	
             •	 Make	sure	no	person	is	in	the	water	within	
                                                                                              Initials     where	you	are	going	at	all	times.
                the	vicinity	of	the	motor	vessel	before	start-                                            •	 Keep	a	safe	distance	away	from	
                ing	and	while	running	the	engine.                                                            people,	objects	and	other	boats	(including	PWCs).
             •	 Stopping	the	engine	will	not	immediately	stop	the	forward	                                •	 Do	not	follow	directly	behind	a	PWC	or	other	vessels.
                motion	of	the	vessel.
                                                                                                          •	 Do	not	go	near	others	to	spray	or	splash	them	with	water.
             •	 On	waterjet-powered	motor	vessel	and	PWCs,	stopping	the	
                engine	will	not	stop	the	forward	motion	of	the	boat	and		                                 •	 Approach	and	depart	the	dock	and	shore	at	slow-no	wake,	
                WILL RESuLT In LOSS Of STEERIng.                                                             maximum	of	5	mph	speed.




  MOTOR	VESSEL	RENTAL	SAFETY	CHECKLIST
  P&R	A-446	(REV.	01/2008)
                                                                 Operator Copy
  Avoid Collisions and Other Accidents...continued                           Other Hazards...continued

            Scan Constantly                                                            Keep Away from Intake grate or Propeller
 Operators	                                                                 Operators	
  Initials  •	 You	must	maintain	a	lookout	at	all	                           Initials  Items	such	as	long	hair,	loose	
                times.                                                                   clothing,	or	life	jacket	straps	can	
                                                                                         become	entangled	in	moving	
              •	 Scan	constantly	for	other	vessels,	people,	or	objects	                  parts	resulting	in	severe	injury	and	
                 in	the	water.                                                           drowning.
              •	 Be	alert	for	conditions	that	limit	your	visibility	or	
                 block	your	vision	of	others	(bad	weather,	narrow	                       PWC
                 channels,	blind	corners).                                               ONLY PWC Riders and Operators
                                                                            Operators	
              Know Appropriate Accident Response                             Initials  If	you	capsize	in	open	water,	
                                                                                         swim	to	the	rear	of	the	PWC	and	
 Operators	                                                                              turn	it	upright–be	sure	to	turn	it	in	
  Initials  •	 If	involved	in	an	accident,	you	must	
                stop,	offer	assistance,	give	your	iden-                                  the	proper	direction.	Then,	board	
                tity	and	check	with	the	rental	agency	                                   from	the	rear.
                about	filling	out	an	accident	report	
                form.

              •	 If	your	vessel	capsizes	you	should	                        Other Rules and Safety Information
                 stay	with	your	vessel	and	signal	for	help.

              •	 The	rental	agency	should	show	you	the	best	way	to	                    Practice Safe Towing When Waterskiing
                 re-board	the	vessel.                                       Operators	
                                                                             Initials  •	 To	tow	a	water	skier	the	vessel	(including	PWCs)	
                                                                                            must	be	designated	to	carry	the	operator,	an	
              PWC
              ONLY   Special Requirements for PWC                                           observer	and	person	being	towed.
 Operators	
            Age Restrictions:                                                            •	 You	must	have	a	desig-
  Initials
                                                                                            nated	observer	(a	person	
              •	 You	must	be	16	years	or	older	to	rent	a	PWC.	                              other	than		the	driver	of	
                                                                                            the	vessel)	to	continuous-
                                                                                            ly	observe	the	person(s)	
  Other Hazards                                                                             being	towed.

                                                                                         •	 The	observer	must	display	a	red	or	orange	flag	
            Operate Responsibly – Avoid Aggressive                                          when	the	skier	is	in	the	water,	preparing	to	ski	or	
 Operators	 Maneuvers                                                                       has	fallen.
  Initials
              •	 Operate	within	your	limits	                                             •	 Waterskiing,	tubing,	etc.	is	prohibited	from	one	
                 and	avoid	aggressive	ma-                                                   hour	after	sunset	to	one	hour	before	sunrise.
                 neuvers	to	reduce	the	risk	
                 of	loss	of	control,	ejection	
                 and	collision.                                                        Practice Clean Boating
                                                                            Operators	
                                                                                       Discarding	trash	or	human	
              •	 Do	not	jump	waves	or	                                       Initials
                 wakes	or	make	unnecessary	sharp	turns.                                  waste	overboard	is	damaging	to	
                                                                                         the	environment	and	is	illegal.
              •	 You	are	responsible	for	your	own	wake	and	any	
                 damage	it	may	cause	other	boats,	docks,	wildlife	or	
                                                                                         Know the Waters
                 the	environment.

              •	 It	is	recommended	that	all	vessels	travel	at	a	slow-       Operators	 •	 Know	the	area	in	which	you	will	be	
                                                                             Initials     operating	and	observe	all	naviga-
                 no	wake,	maximum	5	mph	speed	within	200'	of	a	
                                                                                            tional	markers	and	signs.
                 swimmer,	surfer,	diving	
                 flag,	wading	or	on-shore	                                               •	 The	rental	agency	should	explain	lo-
                 angler,	swim	float,	                                                       cal	navigation	hazards	and	specific	
                 ramp,	pier,	marina,	                                                       local	boating	regulations.
                 floating	home,	boat-
                 house	and	all	shoreline.
                                                                                         •	 Be	certain	someone	on	shore	knows	your		
                                                                                           destination	and	plans	for	returning	(date		
              •	 Do	not	chase,	harass	or	disturb	wildlife.
                                                                                           and	time).



                       YOU MUST CARRY THIS ON BOARD WHEN OPERATING A RENTED MOTOR VESSEL.
             PERSONS WHO OPERATE A MOTOR VESSEL WITHOUT COMPLETING THE SAFETY CHECKLIST MAY BE CITED.
                        DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR MOTOR VESSEL AND ITS OPERATION?


                                                           Rental Agency Copy
                                                      PLEASE RETAIN FOR YOUR RECORDS
I have been instructed on and understand the rules and information provided in this motor vessel rental safety checklist. I will follow all rental
agency rules and boating laws when operating this motor vessel. Depending on circumstances, the Owner's Manual and product labels on the
motor vessel may have relevant information not covered in this checklist. I will follow additional warnings and other instructions that may apply.

 Operator Name_______________________________                              Name of Rental Agency_________________________

 Operator Signature_____________________________                           Initials of Rental Agent__________________________

 Gender ___ M ___ F                  D.O.B.________________                Issue Date______________ Time/Date Due ________

 Hair Color/Eye Color __________________________                           WN# ________________________________________
   MOTOR	VESSEL	RENTAL	SAFETY	CHECKLIST
   P&R	A-446	(REV.	01/2008)

								
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