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58 Pa. Code § 119.7. Race boats.

§ 119.7. Race boats.

 (a)  This chapter does not apply to motorboats registered and actually participating in a racing event or tune-up periods for racing events authorized in accordance with §  109.6 (relating to special marine events), or to a motorboat being operated by a boat or engine manufacturer for the purpose of testing or development.

 (b)  The operator of a motorboat operated upon the waters of this Commonwealth for the purpose of tune-up for a sanctioned race, or testing and development by a boat or engine manufacturer, shall at all times have in possession and produce on demand of a law enforcement officer a test permit issued by the Commonwealth.

 (c)  The test permit application shall contain the following information:

   (1)  The name and address of the driver.

   (2)  The type and description of the boat.

   (3)  The area of the test.

   (4)  The name and address of the boat owner.

   (5)  The date and location of the next race in which the operator will compete.

   (6)  Other information needed to fully assess the application.

 (d)  Race tests will not be permitted on weekends or holidays from May 15 through October 1.

 (e)  Race tests shall be conducted between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. local time.

 (f)  Race tests shall be limited to 30 minutes on the water. No more than four race tests are permitted in 1 day.

 (g)  This section does not apply on a body of water in the 3-day period immediately preceding a race on that body of water. Subject to restrictions that may be imposed by the race permit, testing may begin 2 hours before the start of the sanctioned race.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  119.4 (relating to prohibition against sale of a vessel not equipped with a muffler in good working order).

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