Coast Guard Inspection Scheduled

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Finally I believe I have all my ducks in a row for the Coast Guard Inspection for the CFVS exam on Wednesday AM. I now have all my copies of the Coast Pilot, Light List, Tide Tables, Current Tables, FCC License, Book on Basic First Aid and CPR, Documentation NO. on Main bulkhead glassed in, FCC Station License, Alcohol Testing Kit in mail, hand held radio (back up comms), survival suits and PFD's with lights, whistles and proper markings along with raft, EPIRB and lifering all with markings, and line on ring, bilge pumps, proper type MSD with holding tank and a locking y valve. Emergency instructions on board as required, placards for discharge of oil in engine room, placards for reporting all injuries, placard for garbage all posted and in view, First aid kit, fire extinguishers, drills conducted monthly along with monthly testing of EPIRB and a deviation table and three new up to date corrected hand held paper NOAA Charts of the area I run.

Not sure if there is anything I am forgetting and my intent is to have things laid out when the CG arrives and in the order of the check list starting with documentation etc. If anyone has any comments or advice or knows of anything I may be forgetting please chime in.

Thanks,

Dave
 

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I also just had my inspection....i also need day shape......(didnt know we needed those)
 

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EPIRB registered/ sticker and hydrostatic release up to date for raft. Make sure it's set up correctly too. Good luck
 

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I am good on the raft, epirb and all hydrostatic releases. Line on ring needs to be 60' length for being less than 65
LOA. Good call on dayshapes, can't wait to see those Rybovich's and other big Sport Fisherman trolling or chunking with them displayed.

28.115 Ring life buoys.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section and §28.305, each vessel must be equipped with a throwable flotation device or a ring life buoy as specified in table 28.115. If the vessel is equipped with a ring life buoy, at least one ring life buoy must be equipped with a line which is at least:
(1) 60 feet (18.3 meters) in length for a vessel less than 65 feet (19.8 meters) in length; or
(2) 90 feet (27.4 meters) in length for a vessel 65 feet (19.8 meters) or more in length.
 

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Piece of Cake

Well, the inspection went very smooth and I did prepare and make sure everything was ready according to the regulations and laid out for the inspectors arrival. Did not say I was required to have a day shape which was good and he did question numbers on sides of boat but once he knew I had no other permits to sell other than HMS he was fine.

All I can say is read the regs carefully and go a little overboard if needed. I am glad it is over and good for two years. Very professional inspector who had a few good points and appreciate his time.

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Anyone have a clue how to get the FCC LICENCE. I went to the web site and I have no idea what I need?????
 

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I am going to have to haul the boat early this year as I dont have the dough for all the new upgrades.

Would I be better off to:
A: buy a new raft and eat the 1700-2000 dollars. Or B:buy a used one and get it re packed? How much does the raft inspection cost?

Also if anyone is selling used survival suits I would be interested in them.

Thanks, Jack.
 

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Really can not tell you what to do but I do not think you can get a raft for $1700 to $2,000. Repacking can cost up to $1300 each year if you need your five year hydro test and if you have a Solas A raft. The key is to do it every year and it will average out less plus when you purchase a new raft it does not need to be inspected for two years. Maybe you could rent one for the remainder of the season and purchase one next season.

Dave
 

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Wow they aren't making this licence thing easy! That is one convaluted web site!
 

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