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Boats that use gasoline for electrical generation, mechanical power, or propulsion are
required to be equipped with a ventilation system.
A natural ventilation system is required for each compartment in a boat that:
A natural ventilation system consists of:
Each exhaust opening or exhaust duct must originate in the lower one-third of the
compartment. Each supply opening or supply duct and each exhaust opening or duct in
a compartment must be above the normal accumulation of bilge water.
A powered ventilation system is required for each compartment in a boat that has a
permanently installed gasoline engine with a cranking motor for remote starting.
A powered ventilation system consists of one or more exhaust blowers.
Each intake duct for an exhaust blower must be in the lower one-third of the
compartment and above the normal accumulation of bilge water.
For boats built prior to 1980, there was no requirement for a powered ventilation system;
however, some boats were equipped with a blower.
The U.S. Coast Guard Ventilation Standard, a manufacturer requirement, applies to all
boats built on or after August 1, 1980. Some builders began manufacturing boats in
compliance with the Ventilation Standard as early as August 1978. If your boat was
built on or after August 1, 1978 it might have been equipped with either (1) a natural
ventilation system, or (2) both a natural ventilation system and a powered ventilation
system. If your boat bears a label containing the words "This boat complies with U.S.
Coast Guard safety standards", you can assume that the design of your boat's ventilation
system meets applicable regulations.
Boats built after 1980 with remote starters are required to display a label that contains at
least the following information:
Gasoline vapors can explode. Before starting engine, operate blower at least four minutes and check the engine compartment bilge for gasoline vapors.
All boat owners are responsible for keeping their vessel's ventilation systems in
operating condition. This means making sure openings are free of obstructions, ducts
and ducting are not blocked or torn, blowers operate properly, and worn components are
replaced with equivalent marine-type equipment.
Information from A Boater's Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats and Safety tips
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