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In addition to the equipment described elsewhere in this course, every vessel must carry:

  • One oar or paddle
  • One bailing bucket with a capacity of at least one gallon or a hand-operated bilge pump
  • A stout rope whose length is at least equal to the length of the vessel

Exception: Persons using canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and rubber rafts are not required to carry a bailing bucket, bilge pump, or any length of stout rope.