Please read and follow the rules, it also states the following.
Each contestant, boat captain, and team advisor agrees to report any rule violation to the tournament director immediately upon discovery of the violation. Failure to report violations may be cause for disqualification.
With that said, politely tell someone if you see them violating a rule and then if they still continue, then inform us. We hear people mention the things listed above , yet way after a event is over.
The THSBA, is not in the business of DQing teams just because we like too. That is the worst thing to have to do, trust me. I've done it at a Regional event last year when kids were sitting on the front deck as they drove by the weigh in area. It stinks to have to tell them. On the other hand, if he would have fell off the prop would have gotten him, so I would rather DQ for a safety violation than deal with the other possibilities.
It is up to everyone, boat captains, students, team advisors and us to spread the word. We do what we can.