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.