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Chart Of US Federal Regulations

For Canadian,
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/tp-tp1332-menu-521.htm

For European go to
Ike's List
or the Recreational Craft Directive. http://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/maritime/recreational-crafts/index_en.htm

US Federal Regulations for boat builders. Start here.

1. Read The Business of Boatbuilding  and  Legal Stuff

2.  USCG Certified?  How do I get my boats certified?

3. View the USCG video So You Want To Be A Boatbuilder?  at the right.  You can also download it.  It runs in Quick Time. You can download Quick Time here . You can download the video by right clicking on one of the files below and selecting save target as. This file is virus free however, you should run a virus scan when you download files.  It is an 89.7 MB mpeg file and takes a long time to download.  It is  available in  mov format. The mov file is 159 MB.  This may be copied and distributed free, but not be sold. uscg_boatbuilder.mpg  uscg_boatbuilder.mov 

4. Call the U S Coast Guard and request a  MIC application
202-372-1052  Mr. Mike Jendrossek
Or E-Mail the US Coast Guard at
MICapp@uscg.mil  This e-mail address is for MIC applications only.  Please do not use this e-mail address for general inquiries. Call 202-372-1077

Or write to:

Commandant
U.S. Coast Guard
Chief, Recreational Boating Product Assurance Branch (CG-BSX-23)
Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20593-7501

5. Look up the Boatbuilder's Handbook at http://www.uscgboating.org/regulations/
boat_builders_handbook_and_
regulations.aspx.  At the bottom of the page there is a link to download the Boatbuilder's Handbook in PDF format.

6. Look at the left column of the chart below for the type of boat you are building. Move across to see which regulations apply. Click on Yes to read about the regulation. Click on the pontoon boat, sailboat, inflatable, or canoe for information on this type of boat,.

 
So You Want To be A Boatbuilder?
Courtesy the US Coast Guard
If the video doesn't play, click here
http://newboatbuilders.com/Videos/uscg_
boatbuilders.mov

See  the US Coast Guard's Safety Afloat Website http://www.safeafloat.com/

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Boat Type HUll ID
Numbers
Labels Safe
Horsepower
Safe
Loading
Flotation Fuel
Systems
Electrical
Systems
Ventilation Recalls Nav Lights
Manually propelled Yes Yes No for 2 HP or less Yes Yes No No No Yes No
Outboards Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Sterndrive Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Inboard Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pontoon Boat Yes Yes if gas inboard No No No Yes if Gas I/B Yes if Gas I/B Yes if Gas I/B Yes Yes
Sailboat Yes Yes if gas inboard No No No Yes if Gas I/B Yes if Gas I/B Yes if Gas I/B Yes Yes
Canoes Kayaks Yes No No No No No No No Yes No
Inflatables RHIBs Yes Yes if gas inboard No No No Yes if Gas I/B Yes if Gas I/B Yes if Gas I/B Yes Yes

Regulations Not In the Chart Above:

Start-In-Gear Protection: outboard motors with greater than 115 lb. of thrust. (Over 2 HP = 1.5 KW)

EPA - Evaporative Emissions for boat fuel systems

EPA - Exhaust Emissions for Boats.

Boats marked "For Commercial Use Only" http://newboatbuilders.com/pages/commercial.html

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