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Old 03-21-2013
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Re: Who uses the Coast Pilot?

Originally Posted by norsearayder View Post
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.

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