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Identifying Regulatory Markers

Chris Riley by Chris Riley Updated on August 5, 2019. In

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Regulatory or informational markers are used to advise you of situations, dangers, or directions. They may indicate shoals, swim areas, speed zones, etc. They can be easily identified by the orange bands on the top and bottom of each buoy.

slowmark.gif (3203 bytes) Controlled Area :
Type of control is indicated in the circle, such as slow, no wake, anchoring, etc.

Danger Danger :
The nature of danger may be indicated inside the diamond shape, such as rock, wreck, shoal, dam, etc.

Boat Exclusion Area Boat Exclusion Area :
Explanation may be placed outside the crossed diamond shape, such as dam, rapids, swim area, etc.

 

Information Information :
For displaying information such as directions, distances, locations, etc.

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