Boaters, don't forget to pull drain plugs

March 30, 2014 5:08 AM

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DES MOINES | One of the most-asked questions at Department of Natural Resources booths at sports shows over the winter was about a new regulation requiring drain plugs to be pulled as a boat leaves a ramp.

That regulation went into effect last July, so it did not make the 2013 regulations booklet. In the 2014 version, the regulation change is summarized on page 3, but is explained more fully on page 24: “Drain plugs and other water draining devices must be removed and/or remain open during transport. ...

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