I live in Washington state with a 2007 40ft Sundancer. Nice big flat sun pad on the bow. Great place to sit. Is it legal to have passengers on the bow when underway? On my 23ft Maxum 3yrs ago I got pulled over by police for having a person on bow when moving... at idle speed. So, I want to be sure I know the law for my 40. I've been told by friends that if passengers are sitting on the sun pad, not near edge of boat, then it is OK. What is the law? I can't find it on-line. Is it different by size of boat? Speed? Age of passengers? http://boat.wa.gov/regulations.asp I wouldn't leave people up there when cruising 20kts, but under 10kts seems ok. Is it legal?