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Boating Safety Equipment You Must Have


Expert Article By: Kadence Buchanan


Whether you're piloting a 40-foot sailboat or a canoe, the United States Coast Guard requires that every boat carry certain safety equipment. The equipment is not expensive or hard to find and may save your life in an emergency. Boaters who carry the standard safety equipment are statistically far more likely to survive a boating emergency than those who don't.

The Coast Guard requires that there be a personal flotation device for each person present on the boat. Although the Coast Guard does not mandate that the personal flotation device actually be worn, some state laws require them to be worn at all times when the boat is underway by children under a certain age. Most reputable marinas will be able to provide you with information on applicable state laws regarding personal flotation devices. Additionally, if a boat is more than 16 feet in length a personal flotation device that can be thrown into the water, like a life ring, is required by the Coast Guard.

Every boat, of all sizes, must have a whistle or horn. This noisemaking device serves to warn other boats of your presence and to use as a distress signal in case of emergency. Boats larger than 39.4 feet must carry both a bell and a whistle. The whistle must be able to be heard at a distance of one half a nautical mile. The bell must be at least 7.87 inches in diameter.

Visual distress signals for night time use, such as emergency flares, are required on all boats traveling coastal waters, the Great Lakes, and any connecting body of water that is more than two miles wide. Larger boats are required to carry a daytime visual signal as well. Besides flares, other visual distress signals include flags, flashlights, water dye markers, and smoke signals.

Boats larger than 26 feet must carry a Coast Guard-approved fire extinguisher. Boats with no motors such as canoes or row boats and boats less than 26 feet that don't have permanent fuel tanks are not required to carry a fire extinguisher.

The Coast Guard recommends, but does not require additional safety items. These include a blanket, oars in case the motor is disabled, a bucket for bailing and a first aid kit. Other useful items include rain ponchos and a tarp or plastic garbage back to keep yourself and your boat dry in a storm.

Finally, the Coast Guard recommends filing a plan with a responsible party before you leave so that there is at least one person on land who knows where you plan to be.

About The Author Kadence Buchanan writes articles for http://4boatingstuff.com/ - In addition, Kadence also writes articles for http://baseballstuff.net/ and http://sportsoftheworld.net/










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Six boats damaged in Bartlett Lake boat fire - azcentral.com


Six boats damaged in Bartlett Lake boat fire
azcentral.com
A dry-docked boat at Bartlett Lake caught fire and touched off a blaze Thursday morning that burned at least five other boats, authorities said. It's unclear the extent of the damage of the fire: A spokesman from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office ...
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guest harbor by visiondivison imagines boats as side houses - Designboom


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guest harbor by visiondivison imagines boats as side houses
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'guest harbor' offers a cheaper and more fun alternative to a standard swedish attefallshus, which accounts for the country's boating culture and high level of under-used vessels. these ships are often stored on stilts in the side-yard, which ...
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The Spoils Of War? Honduras To Turn Seized Drug Boats Into Tourist Cruisers - Fox News Latino


The Spoils Of War? Honduras To Turn Seized Drug Boats Into Tourist Cruisers
Fox News Latino
General Freddy Díaz of the Honduran Armed Forces has been tasked with repairing and refitting the drug boats for use in the country's budding tourism industry in a move that President Hernández hopes "will build a good deal of micro-businesses" in a ...

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Central Florida boat industry bounces back after recession slump - Orlando Sentinel


Central Florida boat industry bounces back after recession slump
Orlando Sentinel
Riding the crest of an improving economy, boat sales are up in Central Florida and across the state, dealers and customers say. "All of the scare of the economy is wearing off," said Manny Messegeur of Winter Park, who recently bought a second boat.

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Tuna bite hot for party boats - Asbury Park Press


Tuna bite hot for party boats
Asbury Park Press
This week so far has been a bit of a different story because of the string of days with strong northeast winds that kept boats at the dock. Ronny Bala at Fisherman's Supply said there were not many reports, if any, of boats fishing the canyons because ...

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Dragon boats take to Flathead Lake this weekend - The Missoulian


Dragon boats take to Flathead Lake this weekend
The Missoulian
The third annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Flathead Lake Lodge south of Bigfork. Races run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with qualifying and championship rounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but parking ...
Dragon Boats great way to end summerDaily Inter Lake
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China, Vietnam trade accusations over boats in disputed waters - Reuters


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China, Vietnam trade accusations over boats in disputed waters
Reuters
Vietnam said two Chinese rubber dinghies took control of one Vietnamese fishing boat that was fishing near the Paracel islets, confiscating property. Chinese personnel "intruded and destroyed" the boat and beat up fishermen, the Vietnamese Foreign ...
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Antique boat fleet returns to Point Pleasant - Asbury Park Press


Antique boat fleet returns to Point Pleasant
Asbury Park Press
On Saturday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m., an anticipated 50 boats will be at the show, at 1800 Bay Ave., with a rain date of Sunday. The boats range from big mahogany powerboats from the 1920s to restored 1950s fiberglass runabouts, with their aircraft-shaped ...

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Cambodian Activists Board Boats to Protest Dam Construction in Laos - Radio Free Asia


Cambodian Activists Board Boats to Protest Dam Construction in Laos
Radio Free Asia
A group of Cambodians on Thursday staged a protest on boats calling on neighboring Laos to halt the construction of the controversial Don Sahong dam on the Mekong River, saying the project would destroy fisheries central to the food security of ...

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Now is the time to buy a new or used boat - Warwick Beacon


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Now is the time to buy a new or used boat
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So you want to buy a boat. You are in luck. It is the perfect time of year as sellers of new and used boats are anxious to sell before winter. And, this is the perfect week to look at a lot of power or sailboats, all at one time, at the Annual Newport ...

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