Boating Regulations and Seamanship

Parent Category: Boats and Watercraft
From sailboats to barges, there are laws and regulations involved with all types of vessels. Many of these regulations are for the safety of the crew, but they are also for the safety of those around them. This also includes questions about using vessels in coastal and inland waters including definitions of terms, IALA buoyage, seamanship, light and sound signals, crew and vessel safety, statutory regulations, equipment and documents.
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Personal flotation devices (life preservers) are required to be worn by children under the age of eight years.
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I had a friend get a ticket for "no wake" or "idle speed" in Virginia. He was told that Idle Speed is the slowest speed that you can go and maintain control of the boat. I guess if you have an steamship, you can go a little faster than a 14 foot Jon boat.
Essential items... a paddle (in case of engine failure) - a firstaid kit, and emergency flares.
The Slowest speed at which headway can be made and it is still possible to maintain steering control. This can vary in rivers or any other currents, this regulation is typically applied in "no wake" zones, or within 100 feet of shore, to avoid unnatural erosion of shoreline or disruption of wildlife...
The symbol on a regulatory marker indicates rocks or otherunderwater hazard is an Orange Diamond.
The symbol on a regulatory marker indicates rocks or other underwater hazard is an Orange Diamond.
When a sailboat is the overtaking vessel, she must keep clear of the powerboat. Any vessel overtaking another must stay clear of the vessel being overtaken (Rule 13). Please refer to the Navigational rules. Specifically Rules 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18. A link is provided below.
Failure to comply with boating regulations set down by the state or Coast Guard (in Navigable Rivers) while under way, constitutes reckless operation. Improper anchorage could also be construed as reckless operation if it can result in property damage or injury.
In most states, and coastal waters of the US, children must be wearing their life vests on powered vessels, (and some sailboats) at all times unless the gunwhales of the vessel are sufficiently high enough to prevent their falling overboard. This precludes most vessels under 28 feet long. {oared...
The Slowest speed at which headway can be made and it is still possible to maintain steering control. This can vary in rivers or any other currents, this regulation is typically applied in "no wake" zones, or within 100 feet of shore, to avoid unnatural erosion of shoreline or disruption of wildlife...
16. ---------------. Everybody monitors channel 16 as a hailing channel. When close to or in a port situation often channel 13 or other agreed on channel is used for port activities and as a port "hailing" channel". .
A Personal Flotation Device is required for everyone on board.
The Slowest speed at which headway can be made and it is still possible to maintain steering control. This can vary in rivers or any other currents, this regulation is typically applied in "no wake" zones, or within 100 feet of shore, to avoid unnatural erosion of shoreline or disruption of wildlife...
A CoE is a Certificate of Endorsement that people that work onships must have.
Virginia Department of Game and inland Fisheries, and the Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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legality of having a pistol onboard a Sailboat in Galveston Bay andtexas offshore waters
Answer . The general rule is that the close hauled vessel (regardless of tack) has right of way over vessels running. There would be exceptions. If the vessel coming downwind in a channel is so large that it must remain in the channel and the vessel beating to windward on the port tack is small...
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The Slowest speed at which headway can be made and it is still possible to maintain steering control. This can vary in rivers or any other currents, this regulation is typically applied in "no wake" zones, or within 100 feet of shore, to avoid unnatural erosion of shoreline or disruption of wildlife...
When a person falls overboard, you should always have someone keepthe victim in sight. When a person falls overboard . Throw a Lifebuoy . Shout "Man Overboard" Either to Port or Starboard. . Report to the Duty Officer. . Keep the victim in sight.
The increase in alcohol consumption, by the operator, is correlatedwith a decrease in operational safety of the vessel, its crew andits passengers. Or Physical reactions become slower.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) isresponsible for regulating the state boating laws.
The Slowest speed at which headway can be made and it is still possible to maintain steering control. This can vary in rivers or any other currents, this regulation is typically applied in "no wake" zones, or within 100 feet of shore, to avoid unnatural erosion of shoreline or disruption of wildlife...
Usually on boats they have a barometer, and when the barometer begins to fall it indicates that bad weather is approaching. They also have computers on board which can access satellite data and marine forecasts. When out on a lake or ocean, changes in wind patterns are usuallythe first indication...
Virginia Department of Game and inland Fisheries, and the Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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The Oregon State Marine Board is responsible for regulating the state boating laws in Oregon.
The length of anchor line is called "Scope" by mariners. The scope of your anchor line should be 5 to 7 times the depth of water that you're anchored in. It should never be less than 3 times the depth. In other words if you usually anchor where the water is 20 feet deep you should have a MINIMUM of...
It is essentially the same as headway speed, or "no wake" speed. The minimum speed necessary to maintain forward motion and steering control.
The minimum speed under which headway can be made and steering control can be maintained. This produces little to no wake, protecting shorelines from artificial erosion. Typically this is 3 to 5 knots, or more in a current.
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Virginia Department of Game and inland Fisheries, and the Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Producing no wake and not exceeding 5 MPH.
Virginia Department of Game and inland Fisheries, and the Coast Guard on navigable rivers. .
The Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles. Go to mybmv.com
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
\nA red flag with one white diagonal stripe is a Diver flag. Underwater divers fly them from little buoys to tell boaters where they plan to surface, so the boaters won't run the divers over.
Three short blasts of a horn indicate that a boat is using sternpropulsion and is in the act of backing up. actually engine-room telegraph use- depending on circumstances- AllBack Two Thirds ( ship is going into reverse) or if stationary, AllStop. sometimes transliterated as ( Shut her down) or cha...
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In most states it is the Department of Public Safety, State Police. Some states have departments dedicated to boating, some are attached to environmental departments. And the US Coast Guard always has jurisdiction in coastal waters and navigable rivers.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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You start with whatever chapter your vessel is inspected under. You can find inspection books online for your type of vessel. Within the inspection book, the correct CFR is referenced.
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Division of Fish and Wildlife and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Division of Fish and Wildlife and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
Virginia Department of Game and inland Fisheries, and the Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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Please include a country, county, state or other in the question.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is responsible for regulating the state boating laws in Iowa.
When two power driven vessels are meeting or crossing, the vessel that is to the starboard (right) is the stand on vessel. The stand-on (privileged) is to maintain course and speed. Please refer to the link below on the "Stand on" vessel.
the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
The craft on the right is the "stand on" vessel, the one with the right of way, he must remain on course at speed and be prepared to avoid collision if the "make way vessel" (to port side) makes no effort to avoid or change course or speed. Avoid collisions if you are able, do not assume the...
The passengers can drink IF they are of legal age and the boat is in a wet county. There are no open container laws as in automobiles. The operator is under the same alcohol laws as an automobile driver. DO NOT OPERATE THE BOAT WHILE DRINKING!