The CG has very different rights than the police on land do. They can and will board you and search your vessel without a warrant and it is 100% legal. It is best to be nice and cooperative. They do an incredible job of search and rescue and must encounter all sorts of idiots in their daily activities. No need to become one of them. I would think twice about giving false information to any law enforcement officer. Just be thankful that the CG is there.
The Connyak BBS