Stop in Saturday morning to have your boat checked!

VSC 2015Anytime between 9 and noon, stop in to the state boat ramp at Manchaug Pond to have your boat certified as safe and sound!

Examiner Jim Arpin of the Greenwich Bay Power Squadron will check your boat to make sure you are legal and safe.  Did you know that a kayak, caIMG_6792noe or paddle boat needs a whistle or horn?  Or that any boat with a motor, big or small, must be registered with the numbers displayed on the hull?  Do you have life jackets for all on board?  Let Jim walk you through the rules and regulations for your vessel!

This year’s check will be on Saturday, June 6th beginning at 9:00 AM at the state boat ramp on Torrey Road in Sutton.  All participating will receive a copy of a written checklist/evaluation sheet with which you can follow up with the suggestions where you see fit.  Boats that pass will receive the 2015 decal to proudly display on the hull of their vessel.

You will not be boarded by a law enforcement official and no citations will be given at this event.   It only takes a few minutes, there is no cost, and is for your benefit and safety.     It is a great opportunity to assure your motorboat, canoe, kayak or personal watercraft is safe and has all the right equipment to start the season.  All welcome!

 Thank you to Examiner Jim Arpin and the Worcester County Sail and Power Squadron for lending their service and expertise.