What is the process to get a boat approved and permitted? 
Submit a completed Watercraft Approval Request to the Boat Committee, this form is available below.
Once a watercraft is approved, the HOA office staff provides additional instructions for permitting. Items that will be needed include:
Ø  Proof of Ownership
Ø  Proof of Insurance with the LW HOA listed as additional interest AND adequate insurance coverage for bodily injury and property damage liability with a minimum combined single limit of $100,000
Ø  Passing score on the Watercraft Safety Test (annually)
Ø  Attendance of the Watercraft Safety Class (every 3 years)
Ø  Completed Watercraft Permit Application
Once the prior steps have been completed, notify the HOA office and they will review and then prepare your permits. You may then collect the permits and pay the required fees.
Length & Weight Requirements
The following are the maximum length/weight requirements for watercraft permitted to Lake Winnebago:
a. Pontoon Boats (includes tritoons) shall not exceed 28.0 feet and 3400 lb Dry Unit Weight as described      by the manufacturer’s specifications or weighed by a certified scale, including the weight of the engine.
b. All other Watercraft other than Pontoon Boats, shall not exceed 21.0 ft and 3500 lb Dry Unit Weight as     described by the manufacturer’s specifications or weighed by a certified scale, including the weight of        the engine. 
c. Personal Watercraft (PWC) engine size limitations:
•       2 stroke engines (gas mixed with oil) are limited to 800 cubic centimeters,
•       4 stroke engines are limited to 140 horsepower.
All "new-to-you" watercraft must be approved by the Boat Committee, and there can be an up-to 10 day approval process time.
What are the top safety rules on the Lake?
o   Safety is a top priority for the lake and key for all of us to enjoy our chosen activities. Lake Patrol monitors adherence to boating regulations and will issue citations for violations
o   All watercraft must follow a counterclockwise traffic pattern when outside the no-wake areas
o   Personal Watercraft (PWC) are required to follow the same operating regulations as all other watercraft
o  If born after 1984, a State watercraft certification must be completed before operating a motorized boat or PWC
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