Here is an easy-to-follow checklist of the 2018 required safety gear that you must have on board when boating in Canada on a boat that is greater than 6 meters in length, but less than 9 meters in length.
There is nothing better than a summer filled with days, evenings and nights spent out on the water! Whether you are fishing, joy-riding or partaking in fun-filled watersports, you must be a safe boater.
Also included in this post, is a free printable boater checklist version! You can simply print out this list and check off the gear as you get it ready! 🙂
Note: This checklist is to be used as a guide for your convenience and shall not replace the Rules and Regulations provided by Transport Canada.
Boater Safety Gear Checklist (6-9 Meters In Length)
☐ If your boat sits greater than 0.5 meters above the water, then a re-boarding device, such as a Transom Ladder, is required.
☐ A Buoyant Heaving Line, OR a lifebuoy attached to a buoyant line, are required on board and either must be a length of at least 15 meters.
☐ At least 1 Waterproof Flashlight must be on board.
☐ 6 Flares of types A, B, or C are required. (Note: There are two exceptions to this guideline that can be found in the Transport Canada Requirements.)
☐ You must also have at least 1 sound-signaling device, such as a Whistle, OR a sound signaling appliance, such as a built-in horn.
☐ A Magnetic Compass is also required to be kept on board. (Note: There is an exception to this guideline that can be found in the Transport Canada Requirements.)
☐ Your boat may also require a Radar Reflector. (Note: There are exceptions to this guideline that can be found in the Transport Canada Requirements.)
☐ 1 Fire Extinguisher, Type 5BC is required if your boat is equipped with any of the following: a motor, stove, fridge or other fuel-burning device, such as a heater.
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