The US Coast Guard requires certain equipment be carried onboard a vessel based on the vessel's length How must an operator measure the length of their vessel?

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What is the requirement for Coast Guard assistance when a vessel is aground?

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What equipment do you use to measure length?

There are many instruments to measure lengths. But selection of measuring device depends on the maximum length it can measure. For example a small ruler used in schools can me

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