Barge building regulations- hull materials

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by JamesG, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. JamesG
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    JamesG Junior Member

    I would like to build a flexible barge with a hull made of plastic and other unconventional materials.

    :?: Does the hull of a barge need to be a certain material in order to be approved by the US Coast Guard?

    :?: Do they look for certain things in a newly designed vessel?

    :?: Does a barge need to be approved or licensed at all or is exempt when its un-powered?

    If you don't know I would appreciate it if you could connect me with someone who does know.

    Thanks!
     
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