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Love Notes from the Coast Guard: Engine Cut-off Switch (ECOS)

Have a dingy? Have a motor on your dingy? While most of us would agree that an ECOS, along with a handy lanyard, is an excellent idea—generally only pirates and ne’er-do-wells might disagree—the U.S. Coast Guard reminds us that as of April 1, 2021, operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required, by law, to use an ECOS and associated ECOS link.

USCG press release: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2c7a930

FAQs: https://uscgboating.org/recreational-boaters/engine-cut-off-switch-faq.php