Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide can collect within, alongside or behind a boat in minutes in a variety of ways. See Chapter 1 for more detailed information on carbon monoxide poisoning.

It is a violation of California law, punishable by a fine of up to $100, to operate a vessel's engine while a person is occupying or holding on to the swim platform, swim ladder, or bodysurfing behind the motorized vessel. The law provides exceptions for briefly assisting with docking or departure, exiting or entering the vessel, or engaging in law enforcement or emergency rescue activity. However, there is no exception for body surfing behind the vessel at any time.

Carbon monoxide decals must be applied to motorized vessels when they are sold in California. A set of free decals is available from the Department of Boating and Waterways by calling (888) 326-2822 or e-mail [email protected].

^ Place the smaller "warning" decal on the interior of the vessel where it is immediately visible to the operator (near the helm).

^ Place the larger "danger" decal facing out on the exterior of the stern or transom of the vessel (near the swim platform) unless the vessel is inflatable and the decal would not adhere to the surface of the stern.

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Carbon monoxide (CO) can cause brain damage or death.

Engine and generator exhaust contains odorless and colorless carbon monoxide gas.

Get fresh air if anyone shows signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Signs of carbon monoxide poisoning include nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and lack of consciousness.

See Owner's Manual for information regarding carbon monoxide poisoning.

A DANGER

Carbon monoxide (CO) can cause brain damage or death.

Engine and generator exhaust contains odorless and colorless carbon monoxide gas.

Carbon monoxide may be around the back of the boat when engines or generators are running.

Move to fresh air, if you feel nausea, headache, dizziness, or drowsiness.

Carbon monoxide (CO) can cause brain damage or death.

Engine and generator exhaust contains odorless and colorless carbon monoxide gas.

Carbon monoxide may be around the back of the boat when engines or generators are running.

Move to fresh air, if you feel nausea, headache, dizziness, or drowsiness.

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