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A friend told me the Water Cops are checking boats for the proper Carbon monoxide warning stickers. They are using the excuse to check for them so they can see if the driver has been drinking and then check your boat for other things. Has this happened to anyone on here?

He gave me the required sticker ( I'll post scan them later) I believe the stickers are required on any boat sold after 2005. Even if it's a used boat. They wouldn't be required on the CP since my brother and I have owned it since 1989.

Anyone hear anything on this revenue enhancement tactic ?

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A friend told me the Water Cops are checking boats for the proper Carbon monoxide warning stickers. They are using the excuse to check for them so they can see if the driver has been drinking and then check your boat for other things. Has this happened to anyone on here?

He gave me the required sticker ( I'll post scan them later) I believe the stickers are required on any boat sold after 2005. Even if it's a used boat. They wouldn't be required on the CP since my brother and I have owned it since 1989.

Anyone hear anything on this revenue enhancement tactic ?

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not yet thats pretty funny though, so no matter how old the boat is if it was sold after 2005 it needs one of those stickers?
 

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not yet thats pretty funny though, so no matter how old the boat is if it was sold after 2005 it needs one of those stickers?

I get one every year with my sticker. As much as i hate the sticker i put it on the swim step. If it isn't required on boats sold after 2005 i'll take the POS right off! I remember there was a section on there, but lost the paper..anyone have it? I do have an extra sticker as well.

They give you two, one shall be posted in view of the driver, one on the transom..what a joke.
 

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Hi Jon, funny you brought this up. Our neighbor just got a ticket this last weekend for not having that sticker displayed and for not having a throwable cushion while down at Hidden Shores. No warning at all. Just a ticket.
 

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The stickers are required on all boats reg in Ca now. Just one more thing to be able to fine you for. Yes they are giving tickets (totally F'd up). These idiots are desperate. I was sitting on the sandbar next to a gentleman who was given a ticket because his orange ski flag, was too faded. I seen the flag, and it's a joke he got ticketed. The prick Leo wouldn't even give a warning. Just one more way for the revenue generating water dicks to harrass you.


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www.dbw.ca.gov said:
What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include nausea, dizziness, confusion, headache and fainting; however, people often mistakenly attribute these symptoms to too much alcohol, sun, and noise, or to motion sickness from the water or exhaustion.
It all makes sense now. So if I am stopped at the river and asked if I have been drinking, I will tell them my nausea, dizziness, confusion, headache and fainting is from all of the carbon monoxide. Love It!

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Hi Jon, funny you brought this up. Our neighbor just got a ticket this last weekend for not having that sticker displayed and for not having a throwable cushion while down at Hidden Shores. No warning at all. Just a ticket.
Hi Neil,

Our friend heard about the Hidden Shores deal. As you stated; no warning just a ticket to collect money.

Just one more thing to stick it to people.

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its usually imperial county coppers pulling you over when you go south of martinez. i got a inspection card and warning citation for not having the co stickers on my boat. the crappy thing is its a mandatory deal for ca boaters to have them on according to the lady at the dmv and they can right you a citation if they wanted to for not having the stickers posted on you r boat
 

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So how does one get a sticker? Is that a DMV/Registration thing? Did any of you boat owners get anything in the mail about this? When did it start? I dont think they can just all the sudden start pulling people over and checking for some sticker that alot of us dont even know about, can they?
Weird times now a days, we cant just enjoy a relaxing weekend at the river, shoot the shit with some cool people while throwing back a drink or two. Land of the Free..........my ass!:mad:
 

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its usually imperial county coppers pulling you over when you go south of martinez. i got a inspection card and warning citation for not having the co stickers on my boat. the crappy thing is its a mandatory deal for ca boaters to have them on according to the lady at the dmv and they can right you a citation if they wanted to for not having the stickers posted on you r boat
What if your boat is registered in Arizona?
 

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I usually get one with my tags. Funny thing is though I just picked up another boat and registered it and no stickers (plural, one for the stern one for the dash) came in the mail with the new pink, nor did they mention it when I was there registering the boat. It unfortunately is as stated, sold after 2005 new or used requires the stickers, didn't know it was a law until I saw it here, thanks. Here's a pic, think I'll just print one out and tape it to the stern, and the dash.
 

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"Sacramento – As of May 1 (2005), California boaters will be required to place stickers on their newly purchased boats warning against the threat of marine carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Anthony Farr and Stacey Beckett Boating Safety Act of 2004 requires that a set of carbon monoxide warning stickers be placed on the transom and helm of all new and used motorized boats sold in California. The bill, AB 2222 (Koretz), was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger in September.
“The important thing about these decals is making sure that people are aware of the danger before the unthinkable happens,” said Raynor Tsuneyoshi, Director of the Department of Boating and Waterways. “Everyone on a boat needs to know that there is a cloud of carbon monoxide at the back of the boat anytime the engine or generator is running.”
The decals must be approved by the Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW), the state agency responsible for implementing the law. The Department of Motor Vehicles will send the decals out with all new vessel registrations. DBW will also make the decals and accompanying information brochures, available to the public.
“In developing a decal that meets the intent of the law, we collaborated very successfully with industry, boating associations, and the U.S. Coast Guard to develop a single label that will be used nationwide rather than having different labels for different states,” explained Tsuneyoshi. “Having all of the affected parties represented in this process allowed us to share knowledge, experience, ideas and concerns that contributed to developing a more useful decal.”
Effective January 1, 2005, the same law banned “teak surfing” or “platform dragging,” a nationwide fad that involves pulling a person through the boat’s wake while the person holds on to the back of the boat. Anyone who operates a vessel’s engine while someone is holding on to or occupying the swim platform, swim ladder, or swim step on a boat can be fined up to $100. The law provides exceptions for briefly assisting with the docking or departure, exiting or entering the vessel, or engaging in law enforcement or emergency rescue activity.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas in motor or generator exhaust. Nationwide, there were 571 reported boating-related carbon monoxide poisonings, including 113 deaths, between 1990 and 2004. Forty-three of the poisonings occurred in California.
The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include severe headache, dizziness, confusion, nausea, fainting and death. The symptoms can be similar to the effects of intoxication or too much sun, though, and most victims will not recognize the danger before it is too late. If carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected, get the victim fresh air immediately and seek medical care.
For a pamphlet on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and a warning decal, visit www.dbw.ca.gov, call (888) 326-2822, or write to Department of Boating and Waterways, 2000 Evergreen Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95815."

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