When it comes to tubing in Texas, it is essential to be aware of the type of watercraft that is not suitable for private waterways.
Canoesand kayaks measuring more than 16 feet are exempt from the requirement for an additional Type IV launchable device. However, it is important to make sure that the weight of the tube is evenly distributed and balanced for safety and performance. It is also important to slow down when driving on the ship's wakes to avoid back injuries, especially if the driver is lying face down on the tube.
Both the boat driver and the subway passengers must be familiar with the rules and conditions of the specific body of water in which they are making tubes. Passengers traveling in multi-person tubes should remember to communicate with each other at all times when they are in the water. Having multiple passengers in a tube also involves having extra arms, legs, and hands, making it more difficult to ensure that the tubers don't get tangled up with the tow rope. Everyone born in Texas after September 1, 1993 must have a Texas boater education card to drive a boat or operate a personal boat. When tubing in Texas, it is important to remember that operating a Personal Watercraft (PWC) within 50 feet of another PWC, speedboat, boat, platform, person, object, or shore is not recommended.
This includes operating at forward speed without creating waves or wake. Additionally, it is important to be aware of any local regulations or restrictions that may be in place regarding tubing on private waterways.