For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   POWERCRAFT.  Any watercraft propelled by machinery, fuel, rockets, or similar devices, of less than 50 pounds thrust.
   ROWBOAT.  Any watercraft designed to be rowed which is propelled by human muscular effort by oars or paddles or by battery-powered electric trolling motor of less than 50 pounds thrust, and upon which no other mechanical propulsion device, electric motor rated 50 pounds thrust or more, internal combustion engine, or sail has been affixed, or is used for the operation of the watercraft.
   SAILBOAT.  Any watercraft equipped with mast and sails, dependent upon the wind to propel the watercraft in the normal course of operation of the watercraft.  Any SAILBOAT propelled by mechanical power except a battery-powered electric trolling motor, whether under sail or not, is deemed a power craft and subject to all laws and rules and regulations governing powercraft operation.
   WATERCRAFT.  Any contrivance used or designed for navigation on water, including, but not limited to any vessel; boat; motor vessel; steam vessel; vessel operated by machinery, either permanently or temporarily affixed; scow; tugboat; or any marine equipment which is capable of carrying passengers, except ferries as referred to in R.C. Chapter 4583.
(Ord. 1972-15, passed 7-3-72; Am. Ord. l;982-14, passed 5-3-82)