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Vessel Safety Check

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by seanmclean, May 16, 2018.

  1. seanmclean

    seanmclean Jet Boat Addict

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    Just had one done, pretty painless process. CG Aux comes right to your house, and took all of 20 minutes including removing and replacing the cover. We have to cruise right by the state police marine station every time we go out, so hopefully the little sticker you get to display might alleviate some chances of a boarding.

    You can request one here.

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  2. jcyamaharider

    jcyamaharider Event Sponsor Event Sponsor

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    They do them right at the ramp here. Voluntary of course but they strongly recommend it....
     
  3. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    The only items I've ever failed for were:

    1. Battery terminals not covered (I assume this is still a requirement?). When they called this out, they said you can just wrap them in electrical tape and pass (which is what I did)
    2. Flares were expired
     
  4. adrianp89

    adrianp89 Jet Boat Lover

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    Tempted to do this just in case when I get pulled over, it might save me some points with the LEO.
     
  5. scokill

    scokill Jet Boat Junkie

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    We get checked for life vests for each person aboard, signal making device, fire extinguisher. Police/Game Warden will just start checking all boats in vicinity. That's it. A sticker really doesn't help on this type check...at least for us, and if you get stopped for drinking, ignoring no wake, etc., then a sticker won't help!
     
  6. adrianp89

    adrianp89 Jet Boat Lover

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    We follow the laws and have all of that stuff... I just have been told no matter what you will get pulled over at some point even if it's for nothing. LEOs can either be cool or find one small thing to be a dick about it... and can really ruin your whole week with no reason if they want to. Rather have a sticker give me a chance of being on the good side lol.
     
  7. scokill

    scokill Jet Boat Junkie

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    I guess some try the same thing with the Police Association Donation sticker on their car.....:thumbsup:
     
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  8. adrianp89

    adrianp89 Jet Boat Lover

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    I guess I should stop hanging up on them LOL
     
  9. seanmclean

    seanmclean Jet Boat Addict

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    Us too, sometimes they'll just pull into the cove and start picking random boats. This sticker just indicates that all of those things have been checked already (I guess with the exception of confirming number of PFDs compared to people on board).
     
  10. scokill

    scokill Jet Boat Junkie

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    Checked by someone other than them at a point in time I guess. I think the checks here are more to see who appears too drunk to operate a boat in the guise of typical safety check.
     
  11. Ronnie

    Ronnie Jetboaters Admiral

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    I failed once because my registration numbers and annual sticker were not spaced correctly. My fault for not checking the previous owners work but I was more unhappy because I failed early in the inspection but wasn’t told until 20 minutes later after the rest of the inspection was conducted.

    I only go through it when the cg aux is at the ramp when I am. If they would come to my door I would do do it every year, the inspection passed sticker is very valuable to me. If you are ever short on life vests when the water patrol is conducting random safety inspections the sticker would be valuable to you as well.
     
  12. scokill

    scokill Jet Boat Junkie

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    Just curious how the sticker would help if you were short on life vests. You mean they would look the other way on a safety issue?
     
  13. Beachbummer

    Beachbummer Jet Boat Addict

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    The spacing issue on the registration is a total dick move. We used to get boarded in Texas every year before we had kids. Thrice in the same day, one weekend. Now with the young kids aboard, and the fact they have their vests on all the time (or we are getting older, who knows) we have not been pestered in some time.

    As soon as they started approaching I would have all equipment out and had a feel for all they needed. It was always quick. Never got the Nth degree.

    As with any law enforcement interaction, very respectful and cheery, but never volunteer any info. I'll take any other tips. So far so good.
     
  14. seanmclean

    seanmclean Jet Boat Addict

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    I think he meant that perhaps they'd be less likely to select your boat compared to others if they saw you had a current year's CG inspection sticker already.

    Ronnie, they will come to your house. Fill out the little form, I did it on Monday and had them scheduled for today within an hour.
     
  15. scokill

    scokill Jet Boat Junkie

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    Ah...I got it. I figure if I don't have enough life jackets I deserve a ticket.
     
  16. seanmclean

    seanmclean Jet Boat Addict

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    Agreed. I put 4 extra ones in the head (cheapies they give you for free) so I should always be good. Have 4 others on board, and always pack extras when we're doing watersports.
     
  17. Beachbummer

    Beachbummer Jet Boat Addict

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    Academy has 4 of the orange cheap ones in a bag for $25. I keep 2 bags on board.
     
  18. Seadeals

    Seadeals Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Make sure the orange ones are not still in the original plastic bags. They do not consider them usable if still in the new plastic wrap.
     
  19. Beachbummer

    Beachbummer Jet Boat Addict

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    These come in a large bag for storage, but no extra plastic inside. Thanks for the heads up, might just take them all out, in case I get a stickler.
     
  20. Ronnie

    Ronnie Jetboaters Admiral

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    I don’t know this for a fact but when I’ve been approached by the water patrol in the past and they saw the sticker they have kept on going to the next boat without a sticker. Kind of like a cheap lock is better than no lock at all.
     
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