2015 ORS 830.360¹
Riding on bow, gunwale or transom

(1) No person operating a motorboat shall allow any person to ride or sit on the deck over the bow of the boat while under way unless the motorboat is provided with adequate guards or railing.

(2) No person operating a motorboat shall allow any person to ride or sit on the starboard or port gunwales or on the transom of the boat while underway at a speed in excess of five miles per hour unless the motorboat is provided with adequate guards or railings.

(3) No person operating a motorboat shall allow any person to ride or sit on the bow, gunwale or transom railings while underway.

(4) Nothing in subsection (1) or (2) of this section:

(a) Is intended to prevent passengers or other persons aboard a boat from standing on the bow of the boat in order to moor the boat to a mooring buoy, float or dock or to cast off from such a buoy, float or dock or for any other necessary purpose; or

(b) Applies to a boat rigged and equipped as a sailboat when operating under sail power. [Formerly 488.140]

Chapter 830

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recrea­tion on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 830—Small Watercraft, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors830.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano830.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.