Vessels less than 16 feet in length and all canoes and kayaks, regardless of length, must carry one Type I, II, III or V Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person on board. Life jackets must be readily accessible and fit the intended wearer properly.
Vessels 16 feet and over, except canoes and kayaks, must have one Type I, II, III or V Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person aboard, plus at least one Type IV throw able device.
Note: An inflatable life jacket must be worn to be considered readily accessible.
All vessels are required to display navigation lights between sunset and sunrise and during times of restricted visibility, such as:
Sound Signaling Devices:
A whistle, bell or other means of making an efficient sound signal.
Visual Distress Signals (Coastal Waters Only):
Only devices that are suitable for night are required between sunset and sunrise. Which includes?