Connecticut Safe Boating Study Guide


SAFE LOADING GUIDELINES (FOR SMALL BOATS)

To determine the maximum horsepower capacity for small, flat-bottomed boats, multiply the boat length (ft.) by the transomthe cross section of the stern. width (ft.) and compare the resulting value to the following chart:

LENGTH X WIDTH =

MAX HP

35 FT OR LESS

3

36 - 39 FT

5.5

40 - 42 FT

7.5

43 - 45 FT

10

46 - 52 FT

15

EXAMPLE

BOAT LENGTH = 12 FT.

BOAT WIDTH = 4FT.

12 FT. X 4 FT. = 48

MAX HP OF 15