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Significance and Use
The purpose of this practice is to delineate information and to establish procedures for the operation of a bumper boat amusement ride.
The device is a single craft, unattached to other craft or common frame system. It is non-human powered without connection to a common energy source. It is driver controlled with respect to acceleration, speed, and steering.
1.1 This practice establishes criteria for the design, manufacture, and operations of bumper boats. These are boats used to bump into each other intentionally as directed by drivers as a form of entertainment. Boats are fitted with an inflatable or impact attenuating device to allow for such bumping.
1.2 This practice follows Practices F1193 and F770 as the basic level of safety for bumper boats. These practices shall be followed for all bumper boats under this practice. This practice shall include all modifications, improvements, and deviations to design, quality, manufacture, construction, ownership, operation, inspection, and maintenance of a bumper boat
1.3 This practice does not apply to personal watercraft, human powered watercraft, or watercraft used for general purposes by private owners.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
NFPA StandardsNational Fire and Protection Association Standards
SAE StandardsSAE J1171 External Ignition Protection of Marine Electrical Devices
F770 Practice for Ownership, Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection of Amusement Rides and Devices
F853 Practice for Maintenance Procedures for Amusement Rides and Devices
F1159 Practice for Design and Manufacture of Patron Directed, Artificial Climbing Walls, Dry Slide, Coin Operated and Purposeful Water Immersion Amusement Rides and Devices and Air-Supported Structures
F1193 Practice for Quality, Manufacture, and Construction of Amusement Rides and Devices
ICS Number Code 47.080 (Small craft)
ASTM F2460-11, Standard Practice for Special Requirements for Bumper Boats, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top