Q: When was MLLA formed?
A: MLLA was formed in 1989.
Q: What is the normal boat travel direction?
A: Improper Direction is defined as the failure to operate in a counterclockwise direction except in areas marked by well-defined channels or rivers
Q: Is there a speed limit on the lake?
A: It is illegal to operate a vessel:
• In excess of 55 mph unless you are at least one mile offshore on the Great Lakes or Lake St. Clair
• At greater than “slow, no wake speed” when a person is in the bow of a vessel without proper seating
• Faster than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions (weather, vessel traffic, etc.)
Q: How close can you get while underway?
■Improper Distance is not maintaining a proper distance while operating a vessel or towing a person. To maintain a proper distance when you are operating at greater than “slow, no wake speed” (except in channels that are not posted), the vessel or persons being towed must not be within 100 feet of:
• A shoreline (if operating in water less than three feet deep)
• Any moored or anchored vessel
• A dock or raft
• Any marked swimming area or person(s) in the water
Q: Who may operate a PWC?
A: Those less than 14 years of age may not legally operate a PWC.
■ Those 14 and 15 years of age may operate a PWC legally only if they have obtained a boating safetycertificate and ...
• He or she is accompanied on board by his or her parent or legal guardian or by a person at least 21 years of age who has been designated by the parent or legal guardian or ...
• He or she is operating or riding the PWC at a distance of not more than 100 feet from his or her parent or legal guardian or from a person at least 21 years of age who has been designated by the parent or legal guardian.
■ Those at least 16 years of age and born after December 31, 1978, may operate a PWC legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.
■ Those born on or before December 31, 1978, may operate a PWC legally without restrictions.