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Old 03-31-2021, 05:20 AM
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Coast Guard Announces New Law Requiring Use of Engine Cut-off Switches | Coast Guard News

Please click on the link to review the new law for boats under 26' on federal waters

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Old 03-31-2021, 05:33 AM
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The more I think about this, the more I'm inclined to remove the switch on my 2008 boat and glass over the hole. The case to be made FOR the law is basically centered around a lone boater and ignores the downside of others on a boat not able to navigate to an overboard operator because the motor has been disabled. Operators of any type of equipment face dangers if they are reckless in the operation of the equipment. It seems that the requirement for future boats would include some sort of bypass for those left on the boat to assist the overboard operator. The law is flawed.

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