Where to Find USCG Boating Safety and Regulations

When it comes to boating safety and regulations the US Coast Guard has built a very nice site with high quality information relating to boats. The site is easy to navigate and provides excellent safety recommendations as well as a section with boating regulations including state and national laws as well as The Boatbuilders Handbook.

The BoatBuilder's Handbook is a great collection of USCG linked information found below. The links will take you to the USCG website with the related information.

Compliance Guidelines:


Download the Boatbuilder's Handbook in PDF Format.

Of special note in the Subpart I - Electrical Systems is the section with boat wiring diagarams which many of you may find helpful as well a few tools for wire sizing which we will incorporate into other section of this blog.