Just curious if anyone else was boarded by the Coast Guard out of Whittier last weekend. I was about 1/4 mile out of the Harbor on my way out for the weekend when they pulled up in their inflatable. Two got aboard. No sweat because every year I get a Coast Guard Auxilliary inspection/sticker and so I know what I need to have on board (haven't had the inspection yet this year, though....was out fishing that weekend). I asked them what they do when they find someone isn't in compliance. Ticket, warning, other? They said it depends on what they find. Sometimes they take people off the water. An example is when they find a boat with no PFDs on board.....especially if there are kids on board. I'm guessing that probably the most overlooked thing that people miss is flares that are out of date and not having their boat registration on board. The last (and only other time) I was boarded was about 8 years ago when I was in my 16-ft inflatable off of Deep Creek. Personally, I'm glad they're out there doing their job. While it may be an inconvenience for some, I'm sure lives have been saved by it.