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    Safety Equipment Requirements
    Windchime, Sun Feb 26 2012, 06:05PM

    Please check and ensure your boat meets Transport Cananda’s Sail and Powered Pleasure Craft 6-9 meters in length.

    http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/debs-obs-equipment-size-greater6m-424.htm

    Personal Lifesaving Appliances

    1. One (1) Canadian-approved personal flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each person on board

    2. One (1) buoyant heaving line at least than 15 m (49’3”) long
    OR
    One (1) lifebuoy attached to a buoyant line at least 15 m (49’3”) long

    3. One (1) reboarding device
    Note: A reboarding device is only required if the vertical height that must be climbed to reboard the pleasure craft from the water is over 0.5 m (1’8”).

    Visual Signals

    4. One (1) watertight flashlight

    5. Six (6) Canadian-approved flares of Type A (Rocket Parachute), B (Multi-Star) or C (Hand)
    Note: Flares are not required for a pleasure craft that:

    Is operating on a river, canal or lake in which it can never be more than one (1) nautical mile (1.852 km) from shore;
    or
    Has no sleeping quarters and is engaged in an official competition or in final preparation for an official competition.

    Vessel Safety Equipment

    6. One (1) manual propelling device
    OR
    One (1) anchor and at least 15 m (49’3”) of cable, rope or chain in any combination

    7. One (1) bailer
    or
    manual bilge pump
    Note: A bailer or manual bilge pump is not required for a pleasure craft that cannot hold enough water to make it capsize or a pleasure craft that has watertight compartments that are sealed and not readily accessible.

    Navigation equipment

    8. One (1) sound-signalling appliance that meets the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations
    OR
    A sound-signalling device

    9. Navigation lights that meet the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations
    Note:

    Sailing vessels less than 7 m in length can meet this requirement with a watertight flashlight
    Navigation lights are only required if the pleasure craft is operated after sunset, before sunrise, or in periods of restricted visibility (fog, falling snow, etc.).

    You can learn more about the requirements for your pleasure craft by consulting the navigation lights section of the Safe Boating Guide
    Note: Navigation lights are only required if the pleasure craft is operated after sunset, before sunrise, or in periods of restricted visibility (fog, falling snow, etc.).

    10. One (1) magnetic compass
    Note: A magnetic compass is not required if the pleasure craft is 8 m (26’3”) or less and is operated within sight of sea marks (navigation marks).

    Firefighting Equipment

    11. One (1) 5BC fire extinguisher if the pleasure craft is equipped with a motor
    AND
    12. One (1) 5BC fire extinguisher if the pleasure craft is equipped with a fuel-burning cooking, heating or refrigeration appliance

    13. One (1) radar reflector is required under certain conditions

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