Inspections questions? Contact Ian McCurdy, Chief Inspector
Do I need a MOB button at the helm?
Yes. See OSR 4.28.3, “Man Overboard Alarm: A yacht shall be equipped with an EPFS (e.g., GPS) capable of immediately recording a man overboard position from each helm station.” This requirement may be met by installing a MOB button at each steering station and connecting it to a remote, functioning GPS. Alternatively, a hand-held GPS with a MOB button may be mounted at each helm station and either hardwired to the boat’s main battery or powered by batteries that will be changed as required to maintain full-time functionality.
Are storm jibs required to have high-visibility colors? (OSR 4.26.2)
Are Crotch Straps required for PFDs?