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Connecticut Boating Regulations

August 8, 2011

 

In every state with federally controlled waters there are usually two sets of regulations you must follow, those enforced by the United States Coast Guard and those of the state.  In Connecticut, the Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for writing and enforcing our regulations.  Those regulations are then adopted in whole by each city, town or municipality who in turn, add...

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Nautical Charts

August 3, 2011

My first boat was a 21’ bowrider which had no electronics, only a compass.  Before I bought it, I read everything I could about charts and how to use them.  I was to pick up the boat in Stamford and bring it home to Norwalk.  I was familiar with the waters (sort of) from having grown up in the Shippan section of Stamford and working around the shoreline homes of Darien and Rowayton.  One of...

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