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Boating Checklist

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Division of Law Enforcement Boating Safety Equipment Checklist

  • Numbers Properly Displayed
  • Registration Receipt On Board
  • Wearable Life Jacket for Each Person On Board (find a Life-Jacket Loaner Station here)
  • Throwable Flotation Device
  • Fire Extinguisher​
  • Horn or Whistle
  • Lights (red, green, 360 degree white light)

Fitting Life Jacket

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For more information contact the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at 1-800-858-1549.

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