coast guard question

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  1. boatenthusiast
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    when a coast guard comes aboard your boat what are the things they expect to see?
     
  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Bikini girls ?
     
  3. Grey Ghost
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    Current registration sticker on the side

    Life jackets - one wearable us coast guard approved (with label) for each person and one throwable. Must be accessible. Children under 13 must be wearing a life jacket.

    Visual Distress Signal kit (flares, flashlight, etc.; boats over 16' have to have daytime too.)

    Efficient sound producing device (whistle on smaller boat or bell on larger boat)

    Fire extinguishers (check type required for size of boat)

    Gasoline fume ventilation with at least two ducts, flame arrestor on inboard engines, etc.
     
  4. gonzo
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    US or Canadian?
     
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  7. JSL
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    Google TP 511 and you can download a PDF of the 'Safe Boating Guide' (SBG). You can also contact your local Coast Guard Aux. and they can do a Pleasure Craft Safety Check.
    Make sure you comply - the fines for non compliance can add up and are listed in the back of the SBG
     
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    thanks for all the reply's everyone, learned alot
     
  10. JSL
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    The Canadian Coast Guard is a safety and not enforcement agency. Enforcement is done by Police and perhaps by Dept. Fisheries & Oceans. (DFO)
    Read the SBG (TP511) and that will tell you what you need etc. If you are completely 'new' to boats & boating look at www.discoverboating.ca and if you plan to cruise coastal waters or larger lakes I suggest you take a comprehensive (not just the PCOC) boating course such as is done by the Canadian Power & Sail Squadron.
    Lastly, when you buy your safety equipment make sure it in Canadian compliant. Some may be okay in the US and Canada but others (like PFD's) are not.
     
  11. Poida
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    Mr Efficiency

    You are quoting an Australian Regulation not an American one.

    Poida
     
  12. pdwiley
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    Why would you ask or expect them to wear a bikini? Seems to be an unnecessary imposition of excess clothing to me.

    PDW
     
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

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    In my country nude girls are customary, pubic hair qualifies as a life jacket.
     

  15. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Well CDK, you must have noticed pubic hair is out of fashion nowadays, and as a result pubic lice (aka crab louse) have a hard time to survive and are an endangered species by now, but I don't know if the coast guard in any country checks or have requirements for this . . ;)

    Brazilian Bikini Waxes Make Crab Lice Endangered Species
    Brazilian bikini wax making crab lice endangered
     
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