Canadian Approach to Safe Boating Legislation 660420
In order to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the small boat field and to insure that reasonable safety standards are being reflected in its recommended load and horsepower ratings, the Canadian Department of Transport (D.O.T.) and the Canadian boating industry jointly conduct performance and evaluation tests each year. The development of the D.O.T. system encompassing three horsepower curves for determining the horsepower of any boat is described.