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Originally Posted by seayalatermoonglow View Post
Yes...and from what I understand (but I could be wrong), the line is not required to be secured to the boat. My feeling is under most circumstances, unless the reaction time is very very quick or the vessel is moving very slowly, by the time the person drops what they're doing un-hooks the ring, tosses it, and the MOB makes his way to the ring, it will likely be dragging away from him long before he gets to it rendering it pretty much useless. rightly or wrongly, I have the line attached to the ring but not the boat so it meets the requirements but still works as a floatation device for the MOB in what I think would be a more common situation I would run into.
I have had members of the CCG Aux provide conflicting answers. A student from a previous trip is taking the course that will permit him to do the complimentary inspections. I asked that he check this out.

I do not attach the line to the boat.
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