Monday, September 25, 2006

Free Safety Check

Did you know that the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will give your boat a complimentary safety check? All you have to do is ask!

What is a Vessel Safety Check?

It is a free check of a vessel’s equipment for compliance with federal and state safety requirements. The vessel examiners performing this service have been trained to look for some of the more common problems, which might occur in your boat or its associated safety equipment.

How can you get one?

If you happen to know where your local USCG Auxiliary office is, simply contact them, and ask for a "Vessel Safety Check". Or visit and enter your zip code. You'll see a list vessel examiners from both the Auxiliary as well as the United States Power Squadrons, which is another helpful boating safety organization.

Will you pass the test?

There's no way to know for sure, but you can test yourself here before you sign up if you want to see how you'll do in advance.

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