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What Do I Need On My Boat?

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What Do I Need On My Boat?

Required Boating Equipment

Backfire Flame Arrestors and Engine Compartment Ventilation

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All boats constructed after April 25, 1940 that operate with a gasoline engine, must have a backfire flame control device. This is usually installed above the carburetor, in boats so equipped while fuel injected engines must have this control installed above the air intake.

Vessels that contain an engine and fuel tank in an enclosed compartment must have a powered ventilation system. This ventilator should be operated before starting the engine.

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