Boater Safety

Are air horns mandatory safety equipment for boaters?

In Canada, the Small Vessel Regulations require that all boats carry some form of sound-signalling device, such as a whistle or horn. The requirement depends on your type and size of boat. Approved sound-signalling devices and appliances must be audible for a minimum of 0.93 km. In the USA, for boats up to 65 feet

2024-01-10T03:25:32-08:00Boater Safety|

What are the common signals that boaters use an air horn to communicate with?

Below is a list of the common information that is communicated by recreational boaters using an air horn. The signals must be audible for at least one-half mile. Note: A short blast = one second. A prolonged blast = 4–6 seconds. Changing Direction: One short blast tells other boaters, “I intend to pass you on

2024-01-10T03:25:43-08:00Boater Safety|
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