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Jethro

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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #30 on: Mar 31, 2021, 07:08 AM »
It doesn't matter.  If you fish around us you'd know stuff like this is unenforceable.  Heck 99% of the time we don't get boarded by the coast guard even when they are always out patrolling.  Certainly no epo's looking either.

I've had my boater education certificate for like 5 years now, never, ever been asked to produce it here in NH where it's mandatory. Even when I've been checked on the lake for my fishing license. And my boat is kinda a battlewagon with an old school 2 stroke V6, you'd think I would fit the profile of someone that should be checked.

I have although been yelled at for being on my phone while at headway speed. I thought they were kidding- nope! Very much not kidding!

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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #31 on: Mar 31, 2021, 08:25 AM »
Thanks for posting that. Pretty much what I figured.

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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #32 on: Mar 31, 2021, 09:06 AM »
with all the years they been making laws,youd think they could get it rite.  why cant they spell it all out in every detail? lol  but i guess if they leave gray areas they can over step when they want to. :D
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #33 on: Apr 06, 2021, 03:52 PM »
Never seen guys so against a boating law that may save their life! My tiller motor and trolling motor both have kill switches on them.My big motor I had to get a new lanyard for the factory installed switch.Merc 60 hp 1998. My Johnson 4 hp 1978 has the factory kill switch on it.This law is for the larger motor when on plane or faster.I stopped by the CG Station her and was told that the lanyard must be attached to you  and you would
get a warning for the first time and next time a ticket.

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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #34 on: Apr 06, 2021, 04:10 PM »
 Im not against-it as mine is able to accomplish plane ,and I’m trying to figure out how they come to the length , just like boats under 21’ need a life vest , why not all   From Nov -April ,   its the 4 deaths per 100,000 boaters and and 72% of all accidents are  alcohol related , wonder if boat rentals are included , as all it says boats on plane ,the  boating course doesn’t include rentals ,

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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #35 on: Apr 06, 2021, 04:25 PM »
For once I agree with this being a really stupid law. Fred’s right. Enforce the BWI laws instead of looking for some stupid kill switch thing.

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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #36 on: Apr 07, 2021, 06:33 AM »
This law only pertains to states where CG has jurisdiction over their inland waters...

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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #37 on: Apr 07, 2021, 10:21 AM »
I've had my boater education certificate for like 5 years now, never, ever been asked to produce it here in NH where it's mandatory. Even when I've been checked on the lake for my fishing license. And my boat is kinda a battlewagon with an old school 2 stroke V6, you'd think I would fit the profile of someone that should be checked.

I have although been yelled at for being on my phone while at headway speed. I thought they were kidding- nope! Very much not kidding!

I know a guy here that is ticked at your EPO and will never fish NH again. Said he got cited from not having certain euipment in his boat that he thought was only applicable to big saltwater rigs. It's been so long ago I don't remember what exactly the items were. His boat is not a big rig. Maybe out of state boats get preferential treatment?  ;D
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Jethro

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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #38 on: Apr 07, 2021, 12:16 PM »
I know a guy here that is ticked at your EPO and will never fish NH again. Said he got cited from not having certain euipment in his boat that he thought was only applicable to big saltwater rigs. It's been so long ago I don't remember what exactly the items were. His boat is not a big rig. Maybe out of state boats get preferential treatment?  ;D

Hmm. Curious. The requirements here aren't any more stringent than other places?

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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #39 on: Apr 09, 2021, 03:27 PM »
The easy solution is own a boat greater than 26ft.   8)

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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #40 on: Apr 09, 2021, 05:23 PM »
The easy solution is own a boat greater than 26ft.   8)
I’m sure the law makers do 😉

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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #41 on: Apr 10, 2021, 01:29 PM »
Hmm. Curious. The requirements here aren't any more stringent than other places?

If I see him again I will ask him what the deal was. It's been a few years so I don't remember the details. Indiana is pretty lax compared to other states.

Edit: I left a message on his answering machine. Will get back to you after I find out what th deal was.
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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #42 on: Apr 10, 2021, 05:13 PM »
I got a call back from "Al." This was over 20 years ago so not sure if it's still that way (man how time flies). Anyway he said something about it turned out New Hampshire was the only state in the union the did not have any reciprocity regarding something to do with the registration of his 14 foot boat, and he had to abide by the same rules as larger boats as in a fire extinguisher and some other things like a horn. It ended up costing him about $150.00 in fines. He was on Squam Lake. Oh and at the time here in Indiana we didn't have to have a life preserver on as long as it was in the boat, but in New Hampshire it was required so he got dinged on that too. Or at one time we used to be good with just floatable cushions but not so in New Hampshire.
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Re: If you own a boat under 26' Coast Gaurd has a new law for you;
« Reply #43 on: Apr 11, 2021, 12:44 PM »
I’m sure the law makers do 😉

You bet they do! 

 



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