Marine Safety

randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 2,892 ✭✭✭✭

Marine Engine Safety


The USCG has required mechanical ventilation since July of 1980. However, many boaters don’t fully understand the importance of using blowers before starting a marine engine. Bilge blowers are the most effective way to remove explosive fumes from your engine compartment. Because gasoline vapors are heavier than air, lifting your engine hatch or cover won’t displace the combustible fumes setting in the bottom of the vessel. Stay safe on the water this year with the simple flip of a switch.
  • Operate bilge blowers before every start!
  • Replace noisy blowers. They can overheat and create another possible fire hazard.
  • Check the condition of the hoses. A gaping hole or a disconnected hose will not properly ventilate the compartment.
  • Operate blowers when operating below cruise speed
Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

2003 - 270

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  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 2,892 ✭✭✭✭
    Child Life Jacket Requirements On a vessel that is underway, children under 13 years of age must wear an appropriate U .S . Coast Guard-approved life jacket unless they are 1) below deck, or 2) within an enclosed cabin . If a state has established a child life jacket wear requirement that differs from the Coast Guard requirement, the state requirement will be applicable on waters subject to that state’s jurisdiction . Children’s life jackets are approved for specific weight categories . Check the “User Weight” on the label and for an approval statement that will read something like: Approved for use on recreational boats and uninspected commercial vessels not carrying passengers for hire by persons weighing “less than 30, lbs.,” “30 to 50 lbs.,” “less than 50 lbs.,” or “50 to 90 lbs.”
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 2,892 ✭✭✭✭
    Rendering Assistance (46 USC 2304) The master or person in charge of a vessel is obligated by law to provide assistance that can be safely provided to any individual in danger at sea . The master or person in charge is subject to a fine and/ or imprisonment for failure to do so . 
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 2,892 ✭✭✭✭
    Negligent Operation (46 USC 2302 (a) (b)) Federal law prohibits the negligent or grossly negligent operation of a vessel and/or interference with the safe operation of a vessel so as to endanger lives and/or property . The U .S . Coast Guard may impose a civil penalty for negligent operation . Grossly negligent operation is a criminal offense and an operator may be fined up to $5,000, imprisoned for one year, or both . Some actions that may constitute negligent or grossly negligent operation are: • Operating a boat in a designated swimming area . • Excessive speed in the vicinity of other boats or in regulated waters . • Hazardous water skiing or other water sports practices . • Bowriding, or riding on seatback, gunwale, or transom . • Operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs 
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDMember, Moderator Posts: 5,823 mod
    B) Good Stuff Randy!!

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 2,892 ✭✭✭✭
    Here is where I'm getting this info.
    A BOATER’S GUIDE TO THE FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RECREATIONAL BOATS.


    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES Regulated Navigation Areas/Limited Access Areas (33 CFR 165) In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the earlier attack on the USS Cole in Aden Harbor, Yemen, the United States Coast Guard established Safety and Security Zones to prevent further attacks on U .S . Naval vessels, cruise ships and commercial vessels, and critical infrastructure – such as petroleum facilities and nuclear power plants situated on or near the water . As a boater, not knowing how to act in certain areas or situations may put you in legal jeopardy or, worse, at risk of personal injury . Help protect our country by learning the new rules: Naval Vessel Protection Zones Do not approach within 100 yards, and slow to minimum speed within 500 yards, of any U .S . Naval vessel . If you need to approach within 100 yards in order to ensure a safe passage in accordance with the Navigation Rules, you must contact the U .S . Naval vessel or the U .S . Coast Guard escort vessel on your VHF radio (Channel 16) for authorization
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 2,892 ✭✭✭✭
    Fueling Precautions Most fires and explosions happen during or shortly after fueling . To avoid an accident, follow these safety guidelines . • Refuel any portable tanks ashore . • Close all hatches and other openings before refueling . Extinguish all smoking materials . Turn off engines, all electrical equipment, radios, stoves, and other appliances . Remove all passengers . • Keep the fill nozzle in contact with the tank and wipe up any spilled fuel . • After fueling, open all ports, hatches, and doors to ventilate . Run the blower for at least four minutes . Check the bilges for fuel vapors before starting the engine . Do the “sniff test” to make sure there is no odor of gasoline anywhere in the boat . 
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 8,270 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Except diesels. RLMAO
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