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V-Tinny, I think you might want to read back through this discussion. Capt. Nick posted what he thought would be helpful information for all of us -- information he copied from the Q&A section prepared by the very agency that enforces and helps write these regulations. Your inaugural posting on this site was to criticize his effort. Not a great way to introduce yourself.
Is the glass half full? or half empty? While I may have indirectly "criticized his efforts", I offered what I felt was a better solution by providing the actual Text of the Bill. You know what actually becomes law, not someones "opinion".

Now to flip the coin, your first reply to me was to criticize my post. Not a great way to welcome a new member to the forum.
BTW - names not Vinny
 

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For anyone who wants to read the law as it will be once the changes are made it is posted below. The changes in RED

46 U.S. Code § 4312 - Engine cut-off switches


(a) Installation Requirement.—

A manufacturer, distributor, or dealer that installs propulsion machinery and associated starting controls on a covered recreational vessel shall equip such vessel with an engine cut-off switch and engine cut-off switch link that meet American Boat and Yacht Council Standard A–33, as in effect on the date of the enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017.

(b) Use Requirement.--
``(1) In general.--An individual operating a covered recreational vessel shall use an engine cut-off switch link while operating on plane or above displacement speed.
``(2) Exceptions.--The requirement under paragraph (1) shall not apply if--
``(A) the main helm of the covered vessel is installed within an enclosed cabin; or
``(B) the vessel does not have an engine cut-off switch and is not required to have one under

subsection (a).''.


(c) Education on Cut-off Switches.—

The Commandant of the Coast Guard, through the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee established under section 15105, may initiate a boating safety program on the use and benefits of cut-off switches for recreational vessels.

(d) Availability of Standard for Inspection.—

(1) In general.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this section, the Commandant shall transmit American Boat and Yacht Council Standard A–33, as in effect on the date of enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, to—

(A)

the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives;

(B)

the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate; and

(C)

the Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards; and

(D)

the National Archives and Records Administration.

(2) Availability.—

The standard submitted under paragraph (1) shall be kept on file and available for public inspection at such Coast Guard office and the National Archives and Records Administration.

(e) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) Covered recreational vessel.—The term “covered recreational vessel” means a recreational vessel that is—

(A)

less than 26 feet overall in length; and

(B)

capable of developing 115 pounds or more of static thrust.

(2) Dealer.—

The term “dealer” means any person who is engaged in the sale and distribution of recreational vessels or associated equipment to purchasers whom the seller in good faith believes to be purchasing any such vessel or associated equipment for purposes other than resale.

(3) Distributor.—

The term “distributor” means any person engaged in the sale and distribution of recreational vessels and associated equipment for the purposes of resale.

(4) Manufacturer.—

The term “equipment manufacturer” means any person engaged in the manufacture, construction, or assembly of recreational vessels or associated equipment, or the importation of recreational vessels into the United States for subsequent sale.

(5) Propulsion machinery.—

The term “propulsion machinery” means a self-contained propulsion system, and includes, but is not limited to, inboard engines, outboard motors, and sterndrive engines.

(6) Static thrust.—

The term “static thrust” means the forward or backwards thrust developed by propulsion machinery while stationary.

(Added Pub. L. 115–282, title V, § 503(a), Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4270.)
 

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I think I need an attorney....

“Cabin: An enclosed and protected area on a boat. “The boat’s cabin was wide and roomy with plenty of space for relaxing out of the weather.” It can range from a small “cuddy cabin” to large living spaces.“
So....... I have a cuddy cabin. Is it an enclosed helm? Is it exempt? What a judgement call......
 

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Do you have to remember the password before you hook up your kill switch? Glad big brother is out there protecting me. Don't know how I made it through my first 60 years running boats without them.
 
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