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When looking for an equipped Dinghy

Jude Miller 3515
If you are looking for an equipped dinghy in the USA.  Here is a link of the US Coast Guard requirements.  If visiting from another country these requirements may apply to you too!  Good Luck and Stay Safe :-) https://www.uscgboating.org/images/420.PDF
Best Regards,

Jude Miller

"S/V BushcraftCanoeist"
1986 Sea Pearl 21 LBHull #109

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Re: When looking for an equipped Dinghy

Paul Hadley 2898
Despite having more rules than the EU could ever agree on (😉), the USCG specify 3ft to 6ft of anchor chain.

The logic given is that rope would suffer from rock abrasion close to an anchor.

Paul
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Re: When looking for an equipped Dinghy

Alastair Law 2624
On 8 May 2018 at 2:16, Paul Hadley 2898 [via DCA Forum] wrote:

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> Despite having more rules than the EU could ever agree on (), the
> USCG specify 3ft to 6ft of anchor chain.
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They also, unless I am reading this wrong, don't require an anchor at
all. It is merely advisory.

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Sail when you can, row when you must, motor only
when you have to be at work in the morning.

Alastair Law
Yeovil, England.
<http://www.little.jim.freeuk.com>
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Re: When looking for an equipped Dinghy

John Lidstone 1503
In reply to this post by Paul Hadley 2898
Jude,
The USCG publication looks like a fantastic reference. I think anyone who reads this would be well educated in safety and best practice. It is clearly inspired by wide experience of incidents. All sorts of interesting little nuggets too - I liked the craft/crew capacity guidance table.
Also, Paul, I don't understand what point you are making about the anchor chain guidance? But thanks for prompting me to look at it!
John