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flopnfolds
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09/14/2017 07:33AM
I saw in one posting that a throw bag is required for all canoes in the Quetico. Is this correct? And do you bring a throw bag?

I imagine I could pick one up at William and Hall if necessary.
 
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09/14/2017 08:08AM
"Safety Equipment Requirements
Boats licensed or registered in a country other than Canada
Foreign boats (those that are licensed or registered in a country other than
Canada) need to comply with the equipment requirements of the country in
which the boat is usually kept."

" *If everyone on board is wearing a lifejacket or a PFD of appropriate size, you are only required to carry :
. 1) a sound-signalling device; and
. 2) a watertight flashlight if the boat is used after sunset or before sunrise or in periods of restricted visibility."

From Transport Canada Safe Boating Guide

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flopnfolds
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09/14/2017 09:33AM
Thank you!
OldGreyGoose
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09/20/2017 08:35PM
That may be the actual rule but outfitters in Atikokan are saying folks have still been ticketed. (maybe by officers not knowing the rule?) Got one online for 30-40 bucks. Better safe than sorry. --Goose
thebotanyguy
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09/21/2017 12:42PM
quote OldGreyGoose: "That may be the actual rule but outfitters in Atikokan are saying folks have still been ticketed. (maybe by officers not knowing the rule?) Got one online for 30-40 bucks. Better safe than sorry. --Goose"

A point of clarification, please. Are the outfitters saying that Canadians are being ticketed for not having a throwbag, or are those with non-Canadian canoes being ticketed? The law does differentiate between the two categories.
OldFingers57
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09/21/2017 08:12PM
Not required for those of us from the US but I still carry one along. I use it for a clothes line sometimes.
09/21/2017 10:09PM
quote OldGreyGoose: "That may be the actual rule but outfitters in Atikokan are saying folks have still been ticketed. (maybe by officers not knowing the rule?) Got one online for 30-40 bucks. Better safe than sorry. --Goose"

Just print off the rules on a piece of paper and keep it with ya. A lot lighter than the useless junk they require.

I wonder if those ticketed were Americans in Canadian canoes? An outfitter canoe would be required to follow the rules.

Anecdotally I've been stopped 3x in the Q and never had an issue and I just have life jackets as MN law requires.

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09/22/2017 07:44PM
Also, I believe it says that people from other jurisdictions wearing life jackets are not rquired to have a throw bag. Implying that if you wish to carry your life jacket on the floor of your boat you need to have one?
 
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