Well, as with many things, it depends! If she has an engine, then she needs the lights that any motorized boat needs – red/green for port/starboard illumination and, for convenience, an all-around light that functions as both a stern and mast light. Being that you note that she is an inflatable, I wonder about the […]
If my boat does not use a motor — meaning no gasoline — do I meet Federal requirements? Do I need to bring a fire extinguisher along?
The short answer is, no engine? No fire extinguisher. But even that is not 100% complete (see #5 below.) U.S. Coast Guard-approved, marine-type fire extinguishers are required on boats where a fire hazard could be expected from the engines or fuel system. Fire extinguishers are required on boats when any of the following conditions exist: […]