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SHIPS BELL

Postby georgetown913 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:02 pm

I have a 4260 Commodore and according to what I read that a boat my size requires a ships bell. Does anyone know if there are any requirements as to where to mount the bell? I keep finding information that says a boat over 12 meters requires a bell, but can't seem to find anything on where to mount it.

Any information will be appreciated.

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Re: SHIPS BELL

Postby Kikaboo » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:18 am

If you are concern, buy a bell but don't mount it. I found this ...


Bells shall be of corrosion-resistant material and designed to give a clear tone. When practicable, a power-driven striker is recommended to ensure a constant force but manual operation shall be possible. 33 CFR 86.23
The bell does not have to be mounted. It must be on board the vessel and accessible.
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Re: SHIPS BELL

Postby georgetown913 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:29 am

Thank you Rob, I have the bell already and just didn't know where to mount it, however I like your comment on just not mounting it.
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Re: SHIPS BELL

Postby JNelson90 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:19 am

I believe that the bell requirement for boats smaller than 20 meters (65 feet) was removed a few years ago.

- Bell no longer required by Federal Regulations
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Re: SHIPS BELL

Postby Texdoc8953 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:46 am

My bell sits in a cabinet. Still in it's plastic...
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