V Dept Questions & Answers - Requirements for USCG Safety Gear http://blogs-it.cgaux.org/vqa.php?tempskin=_atom b2evolution 2018-12-13T13:44:59Z Requirements for USCG Safety Gear Paul Mayer http://blogs-it.cgaux.org/vqa.php/2012/06/22/requirements-for-uscg-safety-gear 2012-06-22T15:25:08Z 2012-06-22T15:25:59Z Question: Where do I find requirements for USCG safety gear (PFD's, vests, throw ring, placard requirements etc.) for a 38' vessel (recreational boat)?

Answer: Go to our "Virtual VSC" page and then use the Virtual Vessel Examiner tool linked in the second paragraph on that page answering questions about your boat and it will tell you if you pass or not and if not tell you what you still need.