OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PWC
Let's take a closer look at one of the most fun vessels on the water, personal watercraft (PWC)vessels less than 16 feet in length that use an inboard engine powering a water jet pump as their primary source of propulsion, designed to be operated by a person sitting, kneeling, or standing in other than the conventional manner of boat operation., or PWC. On the inside of every PWC is an inboard enginea motor fitted inside the vessel. that drives a powerful jet pump.
The jet pump propels the PWC by drawing water in through the bottom of the vessel using an internal propeller, propellera rotating mechanism that propels a vessel through the water., called an impellera rotor inside a tube or conduit to increase the pressure and flow of a fluid.), and then accelerating the water through a nozzle at the back of the vessel.
Unlike regular boats where sitting or standing in the boat is the rule, PWCs are designed to be sat, knelt or stood on; it’s one of the reasons these vessels are so fun to operate. You’ll find PWCs that can accommodate one, two, three and even four people.