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Hi All,
I appreciate that a number of folks have asked about contributing to a forum fundraiser to defer the licensing and operating costs. I will be posting something in a month or two with options for contributing. I took care of all the initial costs of out pocket for now to ensure we are covered in the transition. More to follow in the New Year.
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Steve
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    Mac,
    I recently had a USCG Auxiliary safety inspection on my 28 and the only thing the inspector made a comment on is the lack of a capacity placard. By federal law, it is not required on this boat, but some states require the placard or a certificate of compliance. Do you know how I go about getting a certificate of compliance?

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    The capacity placard you refer to does not go beyond 20' in length. The Coast Guard gives us a formula to calculate the capacity and HP based on displacement (size). This formula does not go beyond 20' and anything you do beyond is speculative. We have chosen to use their formula and not put placards on rather than make up a label.

    The only capacity we do have comes from the European label (EU) which list the capacity at 850 kg and 10 people.

    Bottom line, good old "common sense" applies. The explanation the US Coast Guard inspector gave was that most boat owners in the 21'+ market were savy enough to make a common sense decision and that construction normally was such that it was a non issue.

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    • #3
      Thanks, Mac.
      Is there any way I can get a copy of that EU label?

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