Originally Posted by norsearayder
the coastal pilot along with paper charts are required on all vessels ,but the cg does not enforce this unless you r of a larger size,much valuable information when voyaging in unknown water,i carry all of them for east coast,it is always cool when you switch to a new book as trip progresses,chart books the same
Can you link to the Code of Federal Regulations rule on that, or cite another source? I like to keep my boat 100% in compliance but my understanding was that you must have "the rules" (a copy of colregs) on the boat, but I always understood that you did not need charts or a pilot aboard. Personally, I think that an anchor and charts should be required, but I've never seen, or heard of a regulation requiring that in the USA.