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New Coast Guard Rule for boaters

Jackalope

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It makes complete sense to me. However what about this 9.5 horse 1972 Johnson with a stop push button I just purchased. I need to replace it anyway and planned to do a lanyard, but still to jot grandfather anything is pretty shitty.
 
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It makes complete sense to me. However what about this 9.5 horse 1972 Johnson with a stop push button I just purchased. I need to replace it anyway and planned to do a lanyard, but still to jot grandfather anything is pretty shitty.

The way I read it, you only need to use one if your boat has it. You do not have to put one on if you don't want to.


Q9. My boat doesn’t have an Engine Cut-Off Switch, do I need to install one?
A9. No, unless the boat was built on or after 1 JAN 2020. The installation requirement applies to manufacturers, distributors and dealers of “covered recreational vessels” after 1 JAN 2020. For those boats, an Engine Cut-Off Switch must be installed and the owner is required to maintain it.