Download the American Boat & Yacht Council's new iPhone app to make sure you have the right safety gear on your boat!
From the ABYC website: "Boat Essentials-USCG Safety Gear is a simple checklist app to help you identify the safety items you are required to have onboard your boat and make suggestions on other items that will make your boat safer and more comfortable. Can be used for all powered and non-powered boats operated in the United States and territories waters. This app also contains features to help you maintain your boat, buy supplies for your boat, and to notify you of important dates."
The checklist is also available as a printable PDF: www.abycinc.org/mobileapps/ABYC_BoatingSafetyChecklist_2013.pdf