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What is the maximum engine power that a 15 year old may operate?
Children under the age of 12 may not operate a pleasure craft with more than 7.5 kW (10 hp) without adult supervision. Children between 12 years and 16 years of age may not operate a pleasure craft with more than 30 kW (40 hp) without adult supervision.
When would a 10 year old be permitted to operate a 10 horsepower powerboat?
Anyone aged 12 to 15 may operate a motorboat or personal watercraft of 10 horsepower or more if accompanied on board by a person aged 18 or over*.
Where can you find maximum horsepower for your boat?
The boat’s capacity plate will list the maximum horsepower for your boat and can usually be found located near to the helm, steering area, and in full view of the captain.
How fast will a 115 hp outboard go?
You could go as fast as 25 miles per hour on a standard pontoon boat with a 115 HP engine and a medium load. A 30-foot pontoon boat with a 115 HP engine can go up to 15 miles per hour.
Why are boats limited to HP?
The USCG wanted to ensure that manufacturers were not placing an engine(s) that was too large, or too powerful on a boat that may not float or maneuver correctly with an improperly selected engine. …
What’s the maximum engine speed for a marine engine?
For example, on a 3300 RPM rated engine, the minimum full load rated speed would be 3366 RPMs and the maximum full load rated speed would be 3399 RPMs. Q. How do you correct this trouble? A. Consult with a marine engine service center (such as Scott Marine Power) to make certain the engine (s) are in proper running order.
Is there a limit to how much horsepower a boat can have?
Adding a higher horsepower motor can be an option but there are certain things that need to be considered prior to doing so. It’s best to avoid overpowering your boat. All boats are required to have a maximum HP rating and this can usually be found on a plaque located on the vessel.
When to run a boat at full speed?
The boat needs to be run at full speed to be sure that it is running past its full load speed rating by a minimum of 2% over or a maximum of 3% over its full load rated speed.
Can a boat’s electrical current kill a swimmer?
There have been cases of AC current entering the water around a boat through the engine shaft and killing swimmers near the boat. For more on how to prevent this, see our West Advisor on ELCI/GFCI Electrical Shock Protection.