Originally Posted by Minnewaska
Paying to certify an extinguisher annually is silly. However, this thread has motivated me to check mine.
Lol! Maybe so, but it takes the onus off the volunteers that do the safety inspections, and it satisfies the requirements of the insurance companies. The fact that one's boat gets an annual safety inspection is sometimes reflected in the insurance premiums. Besides, I would hope that people who own boats worth close to a quarter million dollars might be able to pony up the cost of a latte to ensure their fire extinguishers are up to date! Believe it or not I have been approached by owners of far more valuable boats than mine, wanting to borrow my current flares and fire extinguishers so they can pass inspection! No wonder sailors have a reputation of being cheap!