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Your local US Coast Guard Auxiliary provides this service. Sure they inspect things like Fire Extinguishers, Life Jackets, Navigation lights, Sound Producing Devices and the like.
Things you never think about until something goes wrong.
Like, maybe a pontoon boat suddenly turns and T-bones your boat, which sinks before your mayday is answered -Stuff like that. (This accident happened last week on Boca Ciega Bay near Gulfport Fl when the pontoon boat operator dropped something and turned the boat as he bent down to pick up whatever he dropped - Care to guess if it was a cell phone?)
There is no risk. The do not issue tickets if you're missing something. And the inspector, usually a fellow boater, gives a good review of basic safe boating practices. Your Coast Guard Auxiliary sponsers good boating classes to boot.
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