Call the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Boat Registration Office at 225-765-2898. Also, you can call or visit one of the LDWF offices listed at the back of this manual, or visit LDWF's website
60 % of first time boat buyers buy a used boat. Used boats do have some risk. It pays to have a marine surveyor look at the boat. A survey can save you a lot of money and heartache.Always insist on a final test ride before ending the transaction
Center Consoles have become the most popular fishing boats. They are available from single engined to boats with 4 engines. There have also been models with inboard engines, both gas and diesel. Contender is one popular brand among offshore fishermen. They are hard dependable boats with less fills than some others. Other manufacturers in the market include Boston Whater, Hydrasport, Grady White , Jupiter and Yellowfin. There are also custom manufacturers of center consoles
WATER SAFETY CLIP AND SAVE
Boat and water courses: - U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Resource Center: www.uscgboating.org/safety/boating_safety_courses_. aspx - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: www.cgaux.org - U.S. Power Squadron: www.usps.org - American Canoe Association (ACA): www.americancanoe.org Find a vessel safety check examiner: - www.safetyseal.net/ and click on “I Want a VSC” to find an examiner near you Float Plan information and blank float plan form: - www.uscgboating.org/safety/float_planning.aspx Life jacket information: - www.uscgboating.org/safety/life_jacket_wear_wearing_ your_life_jacket. aspx. Top 10 paddler tips: - www.americancanoe.org/?page=Top_10.