Filed Under (Boating Safety) by Debbie on 22-04-2009

It’s that time of year again and all boats should get their US Coast Guard safety check.  This is a quick and painless process to get your boat ready for the season.  It’s not a ‘law enforcement’ action and there are no penalties for failing the check.

We had ours done already and it took maybe 15 minutes.  As we do them every year, we know what they’ll want to see so we have everything out.  It’s a great feeling for us to put up our new sticker.  You can get more information about the vessel safety check here.

So I’d like to encourage you to get that free sticker for your boat.  The US Coast Guard vessel safety check is quick, painless, free and easy.   The goal of the VSC is to prevent  safety related accidents.  The boat you save could be yours.

2 Comments posted on "Vessel Safety Checks"
don johnson on April 22nd, 2009 at 11:14 pm #

as a US Coast Guard AUX member and vessel safety checker. i have helped quite few new and old boaters. the object is to help and and educate. I have met so many great people doing this. you may say to your self yea i know that i got every thing to be safe out there,but i have done a few boats that they go looking for that one thing when i ask them to see it and its broken ,missing or out of date. it a heck of a lot easier to fix,replace now in a non emergency. so look at as a second pair of eyes.

Debbie on April 23rd, 2009 at 6:29 am #

Hi Don,

Thanks for visiting and thanks for volunteering! Sometimes that second set of eyes does see something. For myself I’d rather fix while at the dock than try to fix while feeling like I’m in a washing machine.

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