The Handbook of Indiana Boating Laws and Responsibilities
The Official Boating Handbook of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Web Version
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- IC 14-15-2-3
Carburetor backfire arrest device
Sec. 3. The carburetor on an inboard motorboat must be equipped with a stock factory device:
- designed and constructed to arrest backfire; and
- of a make or type approved by the United States Coast Guard.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.8.
Backfire flame arrestors are designed to prevent the ignition of gasoline vapors in case the engine backfires.
All powerboats (except outboards) that are fueled with gasoline must have a U.S. Coast Guard–approved backfire flame arrestor on each carburetor.
Periodically clean the flame arrestor and check for damage.