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Old 08-17-2011, 10:00 AM
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I was researching some citations for another thread and came across a little bit of information that was new to me, and something I don't think I've ever seen mentioned on here.

"...all vessels that are 39.4 feet or larger are required by federal law to have a copy of this book [USCG Navigational Rules] on their vessel at all times."
http://www.auxguidanceskills.info/press/bigger.html

You can buy a hard-copy or download it from the following link and print it out:
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/navRu..._published.pdf
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I was researching some citations for another thread and came across a little bit of information that was new to me, and something I don't think I've ever seen mentioned on here.

"...all vessels that are 39.4 feet or larger are required by federal law to have a copy of this book [USCG Navigational Rules] on their vessel at all times."
http://www.auxguidanceskills.info/press/bigger.html

You can buy a hard-copy or download it from the following link and print it out:
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/navRu..._published.pdf
I heard that a few years ago!!! Think I got mine at West????
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holy crap that'll keep my printer busy for a while, 229 pages



We are required by my yacht club to have that onboard. Didnt know there was a size restriction that also mare id mandatory. wonder how the heck they came upon 39.4 feet
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oops . . . . never mind. 39.4 feet is 12 meters
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Yep, part of the USCG safety check that we get every year for my 400SS... They ask for it, got mine @ West Marine.
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Just stick it on a thumbdrive and put it on your keychain.
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Hull or including aluminum swim platform?
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Hull or including aluminum swim platform?
I believe what length is on your registration.... That's what the coasties told me two weeks ago when I got pulled over.
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Got it. I'm getting ready to purchase a straight bottom 38 Cig TG and it is probably pretty close.....probably about 10-12" short. I'll have to look. Thanks for the info.
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According the to CG, RULE 3J
"The words “length” and “breadth” of a vessel means her length overall and greatest breadth."

That means everything - bow pulpit to swimstep - not just hull.
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