Originally Posted by carstenb
ON another thread, it drifted a bit and I was asking if Spinlock lifevest are OK by USCG. This then spawned some more tidbits, so I thought a thread devoted to this issue would serve a useful purpose for those nonamerican boats that will venture into US waters (we'll be going up the uS coast and down the ICW
Can anyone give a list of specifics of equipment
on board that the USCG requires must have USCG approval - even if the boat is floreign flagged and only visiting?
A partial list (don't know it this is true) include:
US Inland navigational rules
rules (danish language OK?)
fire extinguishers (CE marked and current
- do they need USCG?)
Waste disposal diagram (OK for it to be posted in the log or does it have to be posted in the galley
Our boat is a 40 footer. We are both Yachtmaster Ocean and I'm in the processs of getting my commercial
Captain's ticket, so we shouldn't have any qualifications issues. We both also have Cevini tickets for canal sailing, and LRC for MF and HF radios
Here is a copy of the requirements.
Note that both PFDs, and fire extinguishers, must be USCG-approved. You MIGHT get cut some slack, or you might get a ticket. Or even confined to port until you buy approved safety equipment
, as happened to one poster on Sailnet.
But to be clear, with CE-approved-only gear
you are not in compliance with US law.
For PFDs, I suggest going to West Marine
the 4-pack of runabout lifejackets, which is frequently on sale
for $69.95, or less on the interweb :