971.01  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this chapter:
   (a)    "Watercraft" means 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, excepting ferries as referred to in Ohio R.C. Chapter 4583.
   (b)    "Rowboat" means any watercraft designed to be rowed and which is propelled by human muscular effort by oars or paddles and upon which no mechanical propulsion device, electric motor, internal combustion engine or sail has been affixed, or is used for the operation of such watercraft.
   (c)    "Sailboat" means any watercraft, equipped with mast and sails, dependent upon the wind to propel such watercraft in the normal course of operation of such watercraft:
      (1)    Any sailboat equipped with an inboard engine is deemed a powercraft with auxiliary sail.
      (2)    Any sailboat equipped with detachable motor is deemed a sailboat with auxiliary power.
      (3)    Any sailboat being propelled by mechanical power, whether under sail or not, is deemed a powercraft and subject to all laws and rules governing powercraft operation.
   (d)    "Powercraft" means any watercraft propelled by machinery, fuel, rockets or similar device.
   (e)    "Person" includes any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association or body politic, except the United States and this State and includes any agent, trustee, executor, receiver, assignee or other representative thereof.
   (f)    "Owner" includes any person who claims lawful possession of a watercraft by virtue of legal title or equitable interest therein which entitled him to such possession.
   (g)    "Operator" includes any person who navigates or has under his control a watercraft, or watercraft and detachable motor on the waters of this City.
   (h)    "Visible" means visible on a dark night with clear atmosphere.
   (i)    "Waters of this City" means all streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, marshes, watercourses, waterways and all other bodies of water, natural or manmade, which are situated wholly or partially within this City or within its jurisdiction, and used for recreational purposes, including but not limited to Clearfork Reservoir.
   (j)    "Navigable waters" means waters which come under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army of the United States and any waterways within or adjacent to this State, except inland lakes having neither a navigation inlet or outlet.
   (k)    "In operation", in reference to watercraft, means that the watercraft is being navigated or otherwise used on the waters of this City.
   (l)    "Sewage" means human body wastes and the wastes from toilets and other receptacles intended to receive or retain body waste.
   (m)    "Canoe" means a narrow watercraft of shallow draft, pointed at both ends and propelled by human muscular effort and includes kayaks.
   (n)    "Coast Guard approved" means bearing an approval number assigned by the United States Coast Guard.
   (o)    "Type one personal flotation device" means a device which is designed to turn an unconscious person floating in water from a face downward position to a vertical or slightly face upward position, and which has at least nine kilograms, approximately twenty pounds, of buoyancy.
   (p)    "Type two personal flotation device" means a device which is designed to turn an unconscious person in the water from a face downward position to a vertical or slightly face upward position, and which has at least seven kilograms, approximately fifteen and four-tenths pounds, of buoyancy.
   (q)    "Type three personal flotation device" means a device which is designed to keep a conscious person in a vertical or slightly face upward position and which has at least seven kilograms, approximately fifteen and four tenths pounds, of buoyancy.
   (r)    "Type four personal flotation device" means a device which is designed to be thrown to a person in the water and not worn, and is designed to have at least seven and five-tenths kilograms, approximately sixteen and five-tenths pounds, of buoyancy.
   (s)    "Inflatable watercraft" means any watercraft constructed of rubber, canvas or other material which is designed to be inflated with any gaseous substance, constructed with two or more air cells and operated as a watercraft. Inflatable watercraft propelled by a motor shall be classified as powercraft and shall be registered by length.
   (t)    "Idle speed" means the slowest possible speed needed to maintain steerage or maneuverability.
   (u)    "Divers flag" means a red flag not less than one foot square having a diagonal white stripe extending from the masthead to the opposite lower corner that when displayed indicates that divers are in the water.
   (v)    "Muffler" means an accoustical filtering device containing a baffle or baffles, including water-cooled exhaust risers, elbows or both, that when installed in or on the exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine results in a reduction of exhaust noise.  (ORC 1547.01)
   (w)    "Sailboard" means a contrivance not more than thirteen feet long and three feet wide which has an unsupported mast, a boom, daggerboard/centerboard and sail and is designed for propulsion by the wind and to carry not more than one person. (Ord. 86-120.  Passed 5-20-86.)
   Unless otherwise provided, the provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to all watercraft operating on the waters of this City. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed in contravention of any valid federal act or regulation, but shall be deemed in addition thereto where not inconsistent therewith.  (ORC 1547.01)