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All vessels that allow explosive or flammable gases or vapors to be trapped must carry on board a USCG–approved Type B fire extinguisher.

Exception: Although it is a good idea to carry a fire extinguisher, an exception is made for motorboats less than 26 feet long, propelled by an outboard motor, that have completely open construction and no closed spaces where gasoline fumes may be trapped.

Approved types of fire extinguishers are identified by the following marking on the label—“Marine Type USCG Approved”—followed by the type and size symbols and the approval number.

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