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Required Boating Equipment

Fire Extinguishers

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Many boats are required to carry fire extinguishers. Although recommended, it is not required that they be mounted. Boats with inboard engines, boats with enclosed compartments where flammable substances are stored, boats with closed living spaces and boats 26 feet or longer with outboard motors are all required to carry fire extinguishers. These must be Coast Guard Approved. Boats under 26 feet in length must carry at least one B1 extinguisher unless they have a fixed halon type of system installed.

The following video demonstrates the types of fire extinguishers, how to inspect them and what type of fires specific extinguishers are useful for.