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USCG Diesel Engine Venting Requirements

I just took the USCG's virtual inspection and the only thing it said we were lacking is proper venting and blower for the boat's motor. I went back to the beginning to make sure I'd selected inboard diesel (and I had) and reviewed the requirements on the USCG's page and no where did I see that there had to be a dedicated vent and blower for a diesel engine, only for a gasoline engine. Did I miss something?
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Re: USCG Diesel Engine Venting Requirements

You missed nothing, there is no such standard.
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Re: USCG Diesel Engine Venting Requirements

I believe this to be an error. I think I asked the same question to this forum after using the same tool. However, I did NOT fail the actual VSC despite not having a blower for my inboard diesel.
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Re: USCG Diesel Engine Venting Requirements

This is for gasoline engines only. Just talked to a VE on Saturday about this to do an inspection for my boat, which has a diesel and it does not apply.
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Re: USCG Diesel Engine Venting Requirements

Blowers are not required for boat with diesel engines. However, they do get rid of excess heat in the engine compartment, and help to keep the almost inevitable diesel smell out of the main cabin.
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Re: USCG Diesel Engine Venting Requirements

The Regulations are covered under Title 46 and Title 33 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations, the word "diesel" does not appear anywhere in those regulations.
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