VSCs on Rental Kayaks

Question: Rental paddle craft seem to fall outside both the RBS VSC arena and the UPV requirements. I have had kayak rental shops ask for VSCs for all of their vessels, but current programs don't seem to meet the needs of either the shop or the individual renting the vessel. Is there a plan to fill this inspection/education gap in the future? Is there any way to get the requested VSCs completed?

Answer: They are covered under the current VSC program. They are to be completed on the 7012A form, and recorded on the 7038 form. Also just as any rental boats, you can only award decals for the number of vessels that they have available safety gear required on the 7012A to cover them.

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