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Boating Regulations and Seamanship

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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.
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 eno…
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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!
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Answer A sailboat has the right of way over a recreational power boat only when under sail alone and is crossing the path of the powerboat. Answer I would expect a sailboat would always have right of way. How fast can a sailboat change direction compared to a speed boat? Speed boat drivers sh…
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A flashing amber light means approach the lock at a safe speed and under full control.
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The Titanic could hold between 3327 and 3547 people depending on the configuration figures that are used. Facilities for passengers included 833 in First Class, 614 in Second Class and 1,006 in Third Class, for a total passenger capacity of 2,453. On its first and only transatlantic voyage, it carr…
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is responsible for regulating the state boating laws.
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Georgia Department of Natural Resources
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Department of game and inland fisheries
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The Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles. Go to mybmv.com
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Three short blasts of a horn indicate that a boat is using stern propulsion and is in the act of backing up. A boat is using stern propulsion and is in the process of backing up.actually engine-room telegraph use- depending on circumstances- All Back Two Thirds ( ship is going into reverse) or if s…
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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.
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is responsible for regulating the state boating laws in Iowa.
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no. your DRIVERS liscense is suspended !!!
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Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources is responsible for regulating the state boating laws in Hawaii.
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Red marks the Port or left side. (Green is Starboard or the right-hand side.) Port
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Mississippi Department of wildlife, fisheries and parks
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The US Coast Guard. The Parks Service has jurisdiction in Federal parks, and the EPA has jurisdiction in environmentally protected zones as well.
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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is responsible for regulating the state boating laws in North Dakota .
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You should keep a good look out in order to avoid colliding with another boat.
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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…
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A type IV PFD is a personal flotation device. The classification is given by the United States Coast Guard. It is a device that is throwable.
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A sailboat has right of way only when under sail. If the sail boat is motoring, it is treated as a power boat.
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All of them. Plus PWCs can only operate in daylight (sunrise-30, and sunset +30), operator and passengers must wear floatation vests at all times, and towing of skiers, or towable devices is prohibited in most states.
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Regulations for powerboats set down by the Coast Guard for small craft. Most states also have regulations that mirror Coast Guard regulations for small craft.
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The Rules of the Road are a set of navigation rules that specify which ship is required to take action. The full situation would have to be shown to identify which of the two ships is the "stand-on" vessel,Where two power driven vessels are meeting or crossing, the vessel to starboard is the "Stand-…
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It is illegal to stand in the stern if a boat is under way. The exception to this is if the transom is high enough to prevent one from falling overboard.
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Type IV
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Personal Water Craft, PWC, must follow the same rules as other motorboats. All vessels in the US are required to follow the Inland Rules when operating in waters specified by the Secretary. Unless operating outside of COLREGS demarcation lines. Other countries follow their own maritime navigation…
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Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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Failure to comply with boating regulations while under way is reckless operation. Improper anchorage can be construed as reckless operation if it creates a hazard to property or life.
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A simple and intlelgeint point, well made. Thanks!
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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.
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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…
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Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
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The symbol on a regulatory marker indicates rocks or other underwater hazard is an Orange Diamond.
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The symbol on a regulatory marker indicates rocks or other underwater hazard is an Orange Diamond.
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Which Country? State? Federal waters?
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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.
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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.
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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 ves…
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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…
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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".  
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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…
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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 and texas offshore waters
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In miami dade there is not way to pay on line the boating citation
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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…
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The increase in alcohol consumption, by the operator, is correlated with a decrease in operational safety of the vessel, its crew and its passengers. Or Physical reactions become slower.
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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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…
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Virginia Department of Game and inland Fisheries, and the Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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It is essentially the same as headway speed, or "no wake" speed. The minimum speed necessary to maintain forward motion and steering control.
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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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Please include a country, state, county or other in the question.
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Virginia Department of Game and inland Fisheries, and the Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
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Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
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Producing no wake and not exceeding 5 MPH.
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Virginia Department of Game and inland Fisheries, and the Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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SOS
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Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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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.
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
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Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Division of Fish and Wildlife and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
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Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Division of Fish and Wildlife and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the US Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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Virginia Department of Game and inland Fisheries, and the Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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Please include a country, state, country or other location in question.
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Please include a country, county, state or other in the question.
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Coast Guard on navigable rivers.
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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
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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.
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the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
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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 operat…
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Keep the marker to your port (left) side. Heading down stream it'll be to starboard. Usually there will be a red marker to the starboard headed upstream, and you should keep between the buoys , sometimes there will be midstream buoys, or even preferred channel markers, marking safe deep water chann…
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This depends on the hull. Also is it a vee hull, semi vee hull, or modified vee hull? Deadrise (the angle of the vee on the hull bottom) and strakes (outward ribs running along the length of the hull's bottom) also plays a factor in the drag force. The best bet is to call the manufacturer to determi…
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Any motorised vessel, sailboat or sailboard of 12ft or greater length requires a New Hampshire Certificate of Registration if used for more than 30 consecutive days within New Hampshire public waters.From the options given, A and C must be registered.
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In Florida, those born after Jan. 1, 1988 operating a vessel powered by a motor of 10 horsepower or greater (including PWCs) must have a Florida Boating Safety Education ID card. In Georgia, any person 12-16 is required to have a Georgia Boater Education Card (also referred to as the GA Boating Lice…
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This is a channel marker, placed on the edge of a channel. Green markers will always have an odd number on them. If you are heading upstream it should be to your left. If you are heading downstream it should be to your right. It will be opposite a red marker or bouy with an even number on it. To aid…
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