Safety Inspection Checklist
- Registration Documents - Registration papers must be on board
- State Numbering - Proper spacing, contrasting color, minimum 3 in. high
- Sound Producing Device - Whistle or horn, a means to attract attention
- Personal Flotation Device (PFD) - United States Coastal Guard (USCG) approved for each passenger, minimum of 2 for 16 feet and over. Also one Type IV throwable, pfd cushion.
- Visual Distress Signal - Red or Orange Flag to attract attention if in distress
- Alternate Propulsion - Trolling Motor, Paddle, etc.
- Fenders - Adequate to protect other boats and Association property
- Navigation Lights - Must operate and show the proper configuration for night use
- Default / Override System - Engine kill switch with lanyard
- Fire Extinguisher - One USCG approved B-1 extinguisher readily available
- Backfire Flame Arrester - For carbureted inboard motors, approved type in serviceable condition
- Fuel System - Tanks secure, ventilation, hoses in good condition
- Electrical System - Batteries secure, terminals clean and covered, system organized
- Engine Sound Level - Boats with above water or exposed exhaust must be within state motor noise limits
- Overall Vessel Condition - Vessel clean, well maintained, no oil in the bilge
- Boat Safety Exam - Must present copy of the safety exam certificate You may take boat safety test online
Completion of the CLPOA Boat Owners Safety Exam will be verified at the time of inspection. The exam will be available to take online. If a member is unable to take the test online a written exam will be given at the time of inspection.