U.S. COAST GUARD SAFE LOADING STANDARD TEST PROCEDURE

This report describes in detail a Safe Loading Standard Test Procedure for outboard boats, inboard boats, inboard/outdrive boats and boats without mechanical propulsion. The Safe Loading Standard Test Procedure is designed to determine whether or not a given boat meets the safe loading requirements outlined in the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 (P. L. 92-75) and the rules and regulations in the Federal Register: 37 FR 15782, Aug. 4, 1972, as amended at 39 FR 10899, Mar. 22, 1974; 40 FR 33973, Aug. 13, 1975; 40 FR 43657, Sept. 23, 1975; 40 FR 51440, Nov. 5, 1975; 42 FR 2681, Jan. 13, 1977. Basically, the Safe Loading Standard Test Procedure establishes, by testing in a water tank, the Maximum Weight Capacity and the Maximum Persons Capacity for outboard boats, inboard boats, inboard/outdrive boats and boats without mechanical propulsion. This test procedure was developed after evaluating various test methods for determining the Maximum Weight Capacity and Maximum Persons Capacity. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supersedes report dated Oct 72, AD-758 302.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Wyle Laboratories

    Eastern Operations
    Huntsville, AL  United States 

    United States Coast Guard

    Office of Boating Safety
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 106 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-B-002-80, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-12377-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1980 12:00AM