TWISTER BOATING CHECKLIST

Safety Equipment (Required)

  • Suitable Life Jacket for each occupant
  • Suitable Life Jacket for each person being towed
  • 1x bucket on a rope or manual bilge pump
  • 1x anchor with cable
  • 1x pair of paddles
  • 1x fire extinguisher
  • 1x fire bucket
  • 1x waterproof torch (after sunset, before sunrise)

Please check at www.transportsa.gov.au for safety updates… On Deck – New Life Jacket Law

Waterski Equipment

  • Inflatable tubes
  • Combo or double skis
  • Kids junior training skis
  • Slalom skis
  • Kneeboards (fibreglass and/or plastic)
  • Ski ropes and handles
  • Wakeboard and boots
  • Wakeskates
  • Wakesurfer
  • Bags/covers
  • Gloves
  • Wetsuits/life jackets
  • Neo shorts
  • Rope to secure your boat to the shore
  • Floating key ring
  • Insurance (we can help with Club Marine and Nautilus Marine)
  • Check trailer wheel bearings
  • Does your boat need a service?
  • HIN number
  • Registration numbers
  • Guide pole cover

Lifejacket requirements

Note: Children less than 12 years of age, or weighing less than 40kg, must not wear an inflatable life jacket.

Children of or under 12 years of age when:

  • on vessels not more than 4.8 m fitted with engine when underway or anchored and
  • when in an open area of a vessel not less than 4.8 but not more than 12 metres when underway or at anchor
  • PROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 100 or above
  • UNPROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 100 or above

Vessels not more than 4.8 metres fitted with engine when underway or anchored ie DINGHYS

  • PROTECTED WATERS all persons must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above
    (see requirements above for children)
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS must be equipped with Level 100 or above for all persons, but all persons must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above (see requirements above for children)
  • UNPROTECTED WATERS all must wear Level 100 or above
    (see requirements above for children)

Vessels not less than 4.8 metres but not more than 12 metres when underway or anchored ie Most SKI BOATS

  • PROTECTED WATERS children of or under 12 years on an open deck must wear Level 50 or Level 100 or above
  • PROTECTED WATERS all other persons when on an open deck or at times of heighted risk must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above (see requirements above for children)
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS must be equipped with level 100 or above for all persons
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS all persons when on an open deck and at times of heightened risk must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above (see requirements above for children)
  • UNPROTECTED WATERS must be equipped with level 100 or above for all persons (see requirements above for children)
  • UNPROTECTED WATERS all other persons when on an open deck and at times of heighted risk must wear Level 100 or above

Personal watercraft

  • PROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50 or Level 50S
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50 or Level 50S
  • UNPROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50 or Level 50S

Paddle board or surf ski

  • PROTECTED WATERS all must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS when greater than 400 metres from shore must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above
  • UNPROTECTED WATERS all must wear Level 50 or Level 100 or above

Sailboards or Kiteboards

  • PROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS when less than 400 metres from shore must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS when greater than 400 metres from shore must wear Level 100 or above
  • UNPROTECTED WATERS all must wear Level 100 or above

Surfboard

  • PROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS no requirement to wear
  • UNPROTECTED WATERS no requirement to wear

Canoe or kayak (including a motorised canoe or kayak)

  • PROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above
  • UNPROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50 or Level 100 or above

Rowboats

  • PROTECTED WATERS must be equipped with Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above lifejacket for each person on board
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS must be equipped with Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above lifejacket for each person on board
  • UNPROTECTED WATERS all must wear Level 50 or Level 100 or above

Dragon Boats

  • PROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50 or Level 50S
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above
  • UNPROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50 or Level 100 or above

Small sailing dinghy or multi hull sailing craft less than 6 metres

  • PROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above
  • SEMI-PROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 50, Level 50S or Level 100 or above
  • UNPROTECTED WATERS must wear Level 100 or above