Is your boat's safety equipment up to date? Out of 100,650 completed vessel safety checks, here are the most common reasons for a boat's failure to pass the safety inspection:
Vessel Safety Sticker
The Minnetonka Squadron offers free vessel safety checks as a part of its service to the community and any member of the public can request one. Boat owners who pass the inspection are provided with a decal to display. Vessel owners whose vessels need additional maintenance to comply with these standards are provided with safety information and invited back for another free inspection.
On The Water Preparedness Checklist
This is America's Boating Club® and the Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Check Checklist.
NOTE: Vessels carrying Commercial Freight or more than 6 passengers for hire require special additional equipment not included in the following listings:
Additonal Requirements For The Decal
The following items are not mandated by the U. S. Coast Guard, but are additional requirements for the decal. These items are required under Federal and State laws. The Vessel Examiner checks these item to assist the boater in determining if the vessel meets the requirements of these laws.