Question: I have heard that an oar/paddle is required safety equipment on power boats up to a certain length. I cannot find any reference to this requirement and am wondering if this is really a required item?
Answer: This was a requirement years ago, before 2000 and this is what I found:
"All boats less than 16 feet in length must carry a second method of propulsion. A paddle, oar, water ski, or other suitable device meets this requirement."
It is no longer a requirement for the award of our VSC Decal.