PART 7Construction Requirements (continued)
Fuel Systems (continued)
(2) A fixed fuel tank shall be fitted with filling and venting arrangements in accordance with the construction standards.
726 A fuel system on a vessel shall display, at a point of frequent servicing of the vessel, one or more permanently attached safety notices indicating the precautions that must be taken to minimize the risk of fire, explosion and any other hazard, and containing the information set out in the construction standards.
(2) The point of fuelling shall be marked in accordance with the construction standards to indicate the type of fuel to be used.
(3) A valve in the fuel system shall be marked to indicate its function and the meaning of each valve position.
(4) A fuel tank shall be permanently marked to indicate the information set out in the construction standards.
(a) in the case of an electrical system of 50 v or less,
(b) in the case of an electrical system of more than 50 v,
(i) the requirements of American Boat and Yacht Council Standard E-11, AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boats, with, for a safety notice, the Canadian modification set out in the construction standards, or
(ii) the requirements of the recommended practices and standards that are appropriate for the system voltage and that provide a level of safety at least equivalent to that provided by Standard E-11.
(2) Every component of the electrical system shall be accessible and shall be marked with the information and specifications set out in the construction standards.
Batteries and Means of Charging
(2) A means of charging a battery shall prevent overcharging.
730 The location in which a battery is installed shall be dry, well-ventilated and above bilge water level.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if
(a) the vessel uses diesel as its only fuel source;
(b) the electrical component is isolated, in accordance with the specifications set out in the construction standards, from fuel sources such as
(c) the electrical component is located in a compartment where the only source of flammable vapour is from liquified-petroleum-gas or compressed-natural-gas appliances, cylinders, fittings, valves or regulators, and the compartment
732 Every vessel, other than a pleasure craft, that is more than 6 m in length shall have emergency lighting installed in accordance with the construction standards to allow passengers and crew to exit from any area of the vessel in case of an emergency.
733 Every exhaust system and muffler on a vessel equipped with an inboard or stern-drive engine or a permanently installed auxiliary engine shall prevent the leakage of exhaust gases and shall conform to the construction standards.
734 Sections 735 to 739 apply in respect of a vessel, other than a pleasure craft, that is more than 6 m in length.
(2) Guards shall be installed on a vessel to protect persons from injury where persons may come into contact with moving parts of machinery systems on the vessel.
(3) Every operating position on a vessel shall be fitted with the instruments and controls set out in the construction standards.
736 (1) A watertight compartment on a vessel shall be provided with a means of pumping or with access for bailing when the vessel is in any operating condition, unless the vessel cannot retain a sufficient quantity of water to make it capsize or the compartment is sealed and is not readily accessible.
(2) If the bilge space on a vessel is not easily visible from the operating position, the space shall, in accordance with the construction standards, be fitted with
(a) an automatic high bilge-water alarm; and
(b) a bilge pumping system or, in the case of a vessel that is not more than 12 m in length, a permanently installed automatic bilge pump that is connected to an indicator showing when the pump is running and to an overriding manual switch, both of which are to be located at the operating position.
(3) An automatic bilge pump or a bilge pumping system shall have a minimum capacity of 0.91 L/s.
(2) The main steering gear shall be protected from obstructions, excessive heat and mechanical wear.
(3) A vessel shall be fitted with a means of emergency steering in accordance with the construction standards if
(4) A means of emergency steering is not required if the vessel is fitted with a main steering arrangement that is
738 A person installing a combustion engine on a vessel for propulsion or auxiliary purposes shall ensure that the engine is designed for marine use.
739 The materials and dimensions of shafting and propellers shall be determined in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications or with the recommended practices and standards.
740 A vessel, other than a pleasure craft, that is more than 6 m in length shall be fitted, in accordance with the construction standards, with
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