* Required equipment varies by type and length of boat, open or closed construction, inboard, outboard, sail or manual propulsion and whether operation is on state or federal waters. Review the latest editions of Montana Boating Laws and Federal Requirements and Safety Tips for Recreational Boats to determine which requirements apply.
** It is a good idea to have your first aid kit in a watertight, floating container.
*** Drugs or medicines in your first aid kit should be specialized for the people in the boat. For example, if someone is strongly allergic to insect stings, you would want to include a doctor-prescribed kit for anaphylactic shock. For manually-propelled craft, you may want to include pain relievers or muscle relaxers.