We were recently approached by the Coast Guard about the possibility of participation here on the forum. I gave a very positive affirmative on that, and as a result CG Boating Safety is a new member of the forum.
Mike will be our contact. He told me that he is a 28 year resident of Alaska. He has boated throughout Alaska, mostly in Southcentral and Southeast. He has experience in canoes, kayaks, skiffs, PWC's, airboats, jetboats, cruisers and motoryachts. He currently own a 37' Bayliner, a Zodiac, two kayaks, two PWC's and a 14' duckboat.
He has been a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary since 1996 and a civilian employee of the Coast Guard.
Mike says he would be happy to answer questions relating to recreational boating safety including what you need to be legal and also what to do if you get stopped by the Coast Guard and get a safety violation. He can also answer most general questions about the Coast Guard or can refer the questions to the right people.
Mike....you are most welcome here. Please don't hesitate to respond to ongoing threads, and even start new ones about issues that Alaska boaters should know about.