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Mick, if there is a local USCG Auxiliary in your area? Anytime you have a question about meeting USCG regs, they can answer it for you. They'll also come to your boat--free--and give you a courtesy inspection. If it fails, there's no penalty or problem, you get a list of what needs to be upgraded. if it passes, you get a "go bother someone else" sticker to put on your boat, that tells the locals to go bother someone else, your boat has already been inspected and found in compliance.
Hard to argue with that price.
BTW, if you've never actually used one of those dry powder extinguishers? Ask your fireman if they ever do any demonstrations. If an extinguisher needs to be recharged, usually they empty it and refill it, so you might as well USE it to see how it works. The small ones are basically good for a waste basket or single stove burner, much more fire than that and you'll need more extinguisher real fast. (And, they make a lot of noise, dust, and mess. BIG mess.)