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Old 04-07-2006, 01:51   #1
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Life raft. Mandatory or not?

Is a life raft required by the USCG while cruising along the coast within 20 miles offshore?
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Thanks Gord. Where can I find the complete list of the safety gear required by the USCG for sailboats 49 feet long?
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USCG Equipment Requirements: http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/fedreqs/equipment.htm

including:
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
Visual Distress Signals (VDS)
Fire Extinguishers
Ventilation
Backfire Flame Arrestor (BFA)
Sound Producing Devices
Navigation Rules
Radio Regulations
Pollution Regulations
Marine Sanitation Devices
Vessel Safety Check (VSC) Program
Quick Reference Chart*
Vessels Operating Offshore
Operating Procedures
Safety and Survival Tips

* http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/fe...u_refchart.htm
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