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Gear & Equipment Check List

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Power Squadron VSC (Vessel Safety Check
) - John Martin


The United States Power Squadron suggests that every boat get a FREE Vessel Safety Check.  This is pretty simple.  This is pretty easy.  The Power Squadron has trained and qualified inspectors that will come to your boat and do a VSC.  We sometimes put off what needs to be done.  This inspection will help keep our boats a little safer.  Upon passing the VSC, you are given a dated sticker to display on your mast.  And, you can apply to your insurance company for a discount.  Contact
http://atlantasboatingclub.com/vessel-safety-checkontact
for a FREE VSC
.

    1. Display of Numbers
    2. Registration/Documentation
    3. Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)
    4. Visual Distress Signals (VDS)
    5. Fire Extinguishers
    6. Ventilation
    7. Backfire Flame Control
    8. Sound Producing Devices/Bell
    9. Navigation Lights
    10. Pollution Placard
    11. MARPOL Trash Placard
    12. Marine Sanitation Devices
    13. Navigation Rules
    14. State and/or Local Requirements
    15. Overall Vessel Condition:
            a. Deck Free of Hazards / Clean Bilge
            b. Electrical - Fuel Systems
            c. Galley - Heating Systems



Equipment; required and recommended aboard your boat - John Martin

USCG REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Whistle and/or Horn
Type I, II, III, or V Wearable PFD for each person on-board, In good condition, and properly sized.
Type IV Throw-able PFD (Personal Floatation Device) In addition to above.
Marine, Fire Extinguisher(s)
Visual Distress Signals, (Flashlight, Orange Flag, Pyrotechnics, etc.)

RECOMMENDED
SSC Burgee
Anchor and Anchor Rode
Anchor Light
Binoculars
Chart of Lake Lanier
Compass 
Flashlight and Lantern (with extra batteries)
Fenders
Additional lines, to include spring lines, for rafting up
Food and drink (Bring some to share)


NICE TO HAVE
VHF Radio
Beach Chairs
Propane Heater 
Sun Awning 
Boarding Ladder

PIE IN THE SKY
GPS
Dinghy
Other electronics