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One US Coast Guard approved wearable device is required for each person on board. One US Coast Guard approved throwable device (Type IV) is required on board and readily accessible. Inflatable PFDs are authorized only when used according to the instructions on US Coast Guard approval labels.
Each wearable PFD should be readily accessible, in serviceable condition, and of the appropriate size for the intended user. Wearable devices should also be approved for the activity taking place and used according to the instructions on its label. Learn more about PFD fit and types.
Visual distress signals that are US Coast Guard-approved for day and night use are required if operating in coastal waters of the state. Visual distress signals must be readily accessible, in working condition, and unexpired (if expiration date is shown).
US Coast Guard-approved red and green side lights and a white stern light are required when not at dock. White lights shall be visible at a distance of at least two (2) miles. Colored lights shall be visible at a distance of at least one (1) mile. "Visible" when applied to lights means visible on dark nights with clear atmosphere.
Power-driven sailboats shall exhibit navigation lights as shown in Figure 1 or Figure 2.
Manually-driven sailboats may combine the required navigation lights in one lantern. The lantern must be carried at or near the top of the mast where it can best be seen and exhibited while the vessel is underway. Manually-driven vessels include those that are paddled, poled, oared, or windblown.
US Coast Guard-approved lights must be:
Any other lights on the vessel:
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