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Carbon monoxide poisoning - blocked exhaust outlets Blocked Exhaust Outlets can cause carbon monoxide to accumulate in the cabin and cockpit area.

Carbon monoxide poisoning - another boat's exhaust Another Vessel's Exhaust that is alongside can emit carbon monoxide into the cabin and cockpit of your vessel. Your vessel should be at least 20 feet from a vessel that is running a generator or engine.

Carbon monoxide poisoning - teak surfingTeak Surfing or dragging or water-skiing within 20 feet of a moving vessel can be fatal. If persons are using a swim platform or are close to the stern, all gasoline-powered generators with transom exhaust ports must be off.

Carbon monoxide poisoning - slow speed or idlingSlow Speed or Idling causes carbon monoxide to accumulate in the cabin, cockpit, and rear deck.

Carbon monoxide poisoning - station wagon effectStation Wagon Effect causes carbon monoxide to accumulate inside the cabin and cockpit if you are operating the boat at a high bow angle, if there is an opening that draws in exhaust, or if protective coverings are used when the vessel is underway.