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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Livery Pre-Rental and Pre-Ride Instruction Checklist and Attestation

(Motorized Vessels) 

The renter and the instructor review the FWC required list together.  The Renter will inital and sign first.  The instructor will intial and sign the checklist when the renter has completed the checklist.

Operator Responsibility:

Operator is responsible for the safe and proper operation of the vessel; Avoid careless, reckless and negligent operation of vessels; Effects of alcohol, controlled substances and stressors

 Renter (1st)   

   Instructor Initial (after the Renter has completed, to confirm the items were covered completely)

Navigation Rules:

Maintain a proper lookout; Keep a safe distance from other vessels and objects; Operate at a safe speed for the conditions; location and environment; Operate in a defensive manner; Requirements to give way to other vessels and vessel right of way - to get the most out of a sand bar trip be aware of the tides. try to arrive at the sandbar 

 Renter

Instructor Initial

Aids to navigation; buoys and other waterways markers -

 "Bubba Sticks" are unique markers put up by locals indicating ideal places to make a crossing or turn"

Channel markings are important and can be confusing until you are familiar - slow down if you are not absolutely sure where you are - get your bearings.

Renter

Instructor Initial

Special Waterway Hazards:

Operate at slow speed minimum wake when within 300 feet or emergency vessels with activated emergency lights or within 300 feet of construction vessels displaying an orange flag

Renter

Instructor Initial

Awareness of changes to weather or water conditions and proper responses to those changes

Renter

Instructor Initial

Requirements for operating a vessel while a person is waterskiing or participating in similar activities identified in s. 327.37, F.S., if applicable. (waterkiind or towing not permitted on with our boats)

Watersking and other recreational towing is not allowed with our boats

Renter

Instructor Initial

Propulsion, steering and stopping characteristics of vessels:

Discuss in general and as to the specific vessel being leased or rented

Our boats have power steering for ease of movement; please see operators manual and other guides for getting on plane; approaching a dock with and against the wind, and anchoring in shallow water,  Do not exceed 30 mph with Bimini top up.

Renter

Instructor Initial

Location and content of manufacturer warning labels - behind drivers seat; in documents folder in dry storage

 Renter

Instructor Initial

Location of and proper use of safety equipment

Renter

Instructor Initial

Boarding, falling off, capsizing, taking on water, re-boarding and emergency procedures for dealing with these situations

Stay Calm at all times - Throw ring and emergency phone numbers available near the operator's manual inside dry storage to the immediate left of the steering wheel.

Renter

Instructor Initial  

Problems seeing other vessels and being seen by them

Renter

Instructor Initial

The dangers of wake or surf jumping and other reckless operations. (not allowed with our boats)

 Renter

Instructor Initial

Boating safety identification cards, age and engine requirements

   Renter

Instructor Initial

Boating Accidents:

Causes and prevention of accidents; Legal requirements: remain on-scene, render assistance, report incident to authorities

Emergency phone numbers available on card inside door of dry storage to the left of the steering wheel

Renter

Instructor Initial

 (if applicable to location)

Ecosystem awareness based on local issues

Fine for damaege to sea grass is $1,000 per linear foot.  

Renter

Instructor Initial

Specific operational characteristics of the vessel being leased or rented

Renter

Instructor Initial

Local characteristics of the waterway where the leased or rented vessel is intended to be operated, to include:

Navigational hazards; Boating restricted areas; Water depths

Stay in 3 feet of water at a minumum. Use depthfinder, and boating app WAVVE if available.

Renter

Instructor Initial 

Personal Watercraft Specific personal watercraft (PWC) safety requirements:

Required to wear PFD; Required use of kill switch lanyard; Location of sound producing device and fire extinguisher; Minimum age to legally operate; Lawful hours of operation

DOES NOT APPLY

Off-Site or extended period use

 Renter

Instructor Initial

Instruction on care and maintenance of the leased or rented vessel:

Fueling and ventilation; Trailering and transporting; Float plans; how and when to complete a float plan; Specific local hazards, e.g.: bodies of water, weather, dams, cold water, commercial vessel traffic

Insurance from Buoy.rent is required before 9AM and after 5PM.  Our boats can only operate from 30 min before sunrise to 30 min after sunset. See our website or QR code sheet in the documents bin inside the dry storage.

Renter

Instructor Initial 

Conducted an on-the-water demonstration and check ride to verify the prospective operator’s ability to safely operate the vessel to be leased or rented

 Date: June 16, 2024

I hereby acknowledge I have provided the required pre-rental and pre-ride instruction as specifically acknowledged above. 

  Name of Livery Instructor and signature

Print Instructor name [sign]

Sign:[sign]

I hereby acknowledge I have received the required pre-rental and pre-ride instruction as specifically acknowledged above, and I understand the rules and information provided in this orientation.

Name of Renter and signature

Print Renter name [sign]

Sign:[sign]

                                                            

First RENTER Name

First Name*

Last Name*
First RENTER Date of Birth*
First RENTER Signature*
Second RENTER Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Second RENTER Date of Birth*
Third RENTER Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Third RENTER Date of Birth*
Fourth RENTER Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Fourth RENTER Date of Birth*
Fifth RENTER Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Fifth RENTER Date of Birth*
Sixth RENTER Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Sixth RENTER Date of Birth*
Seventh RENTER Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Seventh RENTER Date of Birth*
Eighth RENTER Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Eighth RENTER Date of Birth*
Ninth RENTER Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Ninth RENTER Date of Birth*
Tenth RENTER Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Tenth RENTER Date of Birth*
Parent or Guardian's Email Address

Email*

Confirm Email*
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Parent(s) or Court-Appointed Legal Guardian(s) must sign for any participating minor (those under 18 years of age) and agree that they and the minor are subject to all the terms of this document, as set forth above.


By signing below the Parent or Court-Appointed Legal Guardian agrees that they are also subject to all the terms of this document, as set forth above.
Parent or Guardian's Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Parent or Guardian's Date of Birth*
Parent or Guardian's Signature*
Electronic Signature Consent*
By checking here, you are consenting to the use of your electronic signature in lieu of an original signature on paper. You have the right to request that you sign a paper copy instead. By checking here, you are waiving that right. After consent, you may, upon written request to us, obtain a paper copy of an electronic record. No fee will be charged for such copy and no special hardware or software is required to view it. Your agreement to use an electronic signature with us for any documents will continue until such time as you notify us in writing that you no longer wish to use an electronic signature. There is no penalty for withdrawing your consent. You should always make sure that we have a current email address in order to contact you regarding any changes, if necessary.


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