Hello I know this isn't really a cruising question per se but it does apply to boats so here goes: I will be running a small passenger this winter and am wondering where I can find some information. I am looking for a distilled version of some of the regulations
requirements the we need aboard. I have poked around the CG site but it is bureaucratic at best and the CFR is worse. We will be carrying up to 22 passengers. The vessel is already inspected but I just want to make sure we have everything we need and keep up to day.
Things I am curious about are: Number of fire extinguishers, logbook keeping (do we need to keep a radio
log vs a regular ships log), Epirb
requirements, life raft requirements, drilling schedules, crew requirements...all that stuff.
What I am not really interested in are people answering these questions themselves, there is so much speculation around this stuff. I really need it from the horses mouth. If you are a horse then I will take an answer but what I am really looking for is a link to a resource. Thanks guys.