Does a water safety merit badge from Scouting qualify as an operator’s permit?
No, an operators permit is still required.
If we are just renting a PWC for the day, does our son / daughter still need an operator’s permit?
Yes, you will still need a permit.
I’m 16 years old and have my drivers license, do I need a permit to operate a watercraft?
Yes, if its over 25hp.
Are there speed limits on a lake for any type of water craft?
No, but you are responsible for any damage caused by your wake.
Where can I get a copy of the Minnesota boating laws?
Do I need a fire extinguisher onboard my boat?
All boats less than 26’ with enclosed engines or fuel tanks are required to have one.
What is a throwable, do I need this?
A throwable is a buoyant cushion, or ring buoy. They are designed to be thrown to a person in the water, rather than worn. All boats (except canoes and kayaks) 16 feet or longer are required to have one.
Do I need a horn on my boat?
All motorboats 16 feet or longer are required to have a whistle or horn capable of producing a continuous sound for 2 seconds and audible for at least one-half mile.