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I had a fish and game stop to look at the boat last week before I put it into the water. He really just wanted to get a look. He said he saw me the day before on the lake and liked the boat. The day before they kept stopping about 200 yards away. I thought for sure they were going to stop and ask me where my registration numbers were - had temp registration. Anyway, the guy was all over the boat looking at everything. Not to be safe, just because he had never seen the boat before and was interested. He didn't even notice that I didn't have the registration numbers on the boat. He did ask me how many people it would hold.

 

That is where the question comes in. For the life of me, I couldn't find the sticker that shows weight/people capacity. I thought it was over by the throttle. Am I missing it? I thought I had seen it somewhere in the boat, but I looked at so many boats before I ordered this one I might just be confusing it with another boat.

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That is where the question comes in. For the life of me' date=' I couldn't find the sticker that shows weight/people capacity.[/quote']

 

Is Google broken in your village?

 

According to Federal law capacity stickers are not required on your boat. Only on boats less than 20' in length require a capacity sticker. (http://www.uscgboating.org/regulations/boatbuilder_s_handbook/safe_subb_parta.aspx)

 

Some other manufacturers buy into (literally...) the BS UMMA marketing "certifications" that place a capacity placard in the boat, despite it not being required by Federal law/Coast Guard regs (http://www.ummaonline.com/)

 

No cap sticker on my 2005 MB, no cap sticker on my 2011 MB.

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I can't seem to find it but in Canada the size of the boat plus the number of people it holds dictates what safety devices are required on the boat. For manufacturers to avoid extra devices they limit the boat to 12 people. This keeps the boat in basic pleasure craft regulations. So I have a boat capable of carrying 14 people (from manufacturer) yet the rating on the sticker (to get it passed easier in Canada) is 12 people. All boats in Canada after a certain age, it is mandatory to have the wieght and occupancy sticker.

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That is where the question comes in. For the life of me' date=' I couldn't find the sticker that shows weight/people capacity.[/quote']

 

According to Federal law capacity stickers are not required on your boat. Only on boats less than 20' in length require a capacity sticker. (http://www.uscgboating.org/regulations/boatbuilder_s_handbook/safe_subb_parta.aspx)

 

Some other manufacturers buy into (literally...) the BS UMMA marketing "certifications" that place a capacity placard in the boat, despite it not being required by Federal law/Coast Guard regs (http://www.ummaonline.com/)

 

No cap sticker on my 2005 MB, no cap sticker on my 2011 MB.

 

This! If you look on other manufacturers that little plaque/sticker deal is actually a UMMA deal not a coast guard deal. My understanding is UMMA is just a trade association.

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