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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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You missed nothing, there is no such standard.
 

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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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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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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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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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