Connecticut Safe Boating Study Guide


SOUND SIGNALING EQUIPMENT

5.2.1.1 LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

Federal law requires all vessels to carry a sound-producing device.

Every motorboat 16 feet or more in length shall be equipped with a whistle or horn-type sound producing device capable of producing a blast of two seconds or more in duration.

Every motorboat 40 feet or more in length shall be equipped with a bell capable of producing a clear bell-like tone.

Boats longer than 16ft but less than 26ft

On motorboats 16 feet or more but less than 26 feet in length, such a device shall he mouth, hand or power operated and audible for at least ½ mile.

Boats longer than 26ft but less than 65ft

On motorboats 26 feet or more but less than 40 feet in length, such a device shall be hand or power operated and audible for at least 1 mile.

On motorboats 40 feet or more but less than 65 feet in length, such a device shall be power operated and audible for at least 1 mile.