quote:Originally posted by SerengetiGuide
For vessels over 8.5m or 5GT, life raft is only mandatory if you travel more than 2miles from shore. Also, need your Limited Masters ticket (although according to my instructor, in a guides case, it seems inspectors are not rigid too much on that and apparently if you have the qualifications for a vessel 8.5m< then you may be ok), but got it anyway.
Also, one crew member is needed per so many people for over 8.5m...plus there are plenty of other regs that are diff.
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