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Each government (Federal, National and in some cases State and Provincial) have their own regulations. Agree or not, Canada has a uniform set of Marine safety Regulations. A very interesting experiment is to make your boat "legal" in Maine with two adults and two kids and start "sailing" south. By the time you reach Annapolis, you will have been illegal on one or two items in almost every State you pass through.
The exact same flares I buy for my boat are only legal if I buy them in Canada. Same flare, same manufacturer.
Have fun on the water with your new boat, and be safe out there.
Irwin Citation 34
Last edited by rikhall; 06-10-2011 at 10:11 AM.