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Required Equipment Checklist

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Item Required
Certificate Number Certificate Number - pocket sized registration card must be carried on board at all times
Registration Decal Registration decals properly displayed - affixed in line with the assigned registration numbers on each side of the vessel
US Coast Guard Documentation USCG Documented Vessels - USCG Documentation paperwork must be on board at all times.
Boating Education Certification Boating Education Certification - required for anyone ages 12-21 who wishes to operate a vessel without being under direct adult supervision.
Life Jackets Life Jackets - A readily accessible Type I, II, III or V life jacket for every person on board the vessel. Children 12 and under must wear their life jackets at all times, even when anchored.
Type IV PFD Type IV PFD - One throwable PFD is required to be readily accessible
Sound Producing Device Mechanical sound producing device - all motorized vessels are required to carry a horn or a whistle.
Bell Bell - every motorboat longer than 40 feet must also be equipped with a bell.
Ventilation Ventilation System - exhaust ducts, power blower, or by opening engine compartment after fueling to let fumes escape before starting
Muffler Muffler - exhaust water manifold or factory installed muffler in good working order and in constant operation
Navigation Lights Navigation Lights - vessels must be equipped with the proper navigation lights and use them during periods of restricted visibility (fog, heavy rain) or while on the water between sunset and sunrise.
Fire Extinguisher - One USCG Approved BI Fire Extinguisher Fire Extinguisher - One USCG Approved BI Fire Extinguisher
Fire Extinguisher - Two USCG Approved BI fire extinguishers or One BII fire extinguisher Fire Extinguisher - Two USCG Approved BI fire extinguishers or One BII fire extinguisher
Fire Extinguisher - Three USCG Approved BI fire extinguishers, or One BII and One BI fire extinguishers Fire Extinguisher - Three USCG Approved BI fire extinguishers, or One BII and One BI fire extinguishers
Backfire Flame Arrestor Backfire flame arrestor - all powerboats, except outboards, that are fueled by gasoline must have an approved backfire flame arrestor on each carburetor.
Skier Down Flag Skier down flag - bright orange or red flag at least 12” square that is required to be displayed immediately after the person(s) being towed are in the water, either getting ready to be towed or during retrieval of a fallen skier.
Wide Angle Mirror/Observer Wide angle rear view mirror or observer - Observer is required to be at least 12 years of age, or wide angle mirror must be placed to provide maximum vision of the person being towed.
Ignition Safety Switch Ignition Safety Switch - lanyard must be attached to operator’s person, clothing, or PFD
Vessel Capacity Plate Vessel Capacity Plate - All vessels less than 20 feet long designed to carry two or more people built after November 1, 1972 are required to have a permanently affixed capacity plate.
Hull ID Number Hull ID Number - Permanently affixed to the rear of the transom on all boats built after November 1, 1972.