We were out kayaking, when the police pulled up. Mom does more kayaking than I do these days, so we figured that everything was fine. But it wasn’t. Mom got a ticket. She had a bailing bucket and stuff, but no throw rope, whistle or light. $100. When I go out-tripping we have all the ropes and whistles and everything, but I thought that was only practical necessity, not the law. She may have gotten the fine, because she owned the boats, but we decided that we’d do our bit and buy her the missing bits.