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post #23 of Old 03-26-2013
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Re: Canadians: Station License or not?

Jackdale and Ritchard... Thanks, I think I got it. (I think Jackdale's comment about the VHF license still applies, since I would need my VHF license to operate a VHF on someone else's (Station Licensed) boat. Interesting, though, that I was totally unaware of the need for a Station License when operating in the U.S.. I wonder how many of the Canadian Lake Ontario sailors who head south across the lake on weekends to go anchoring comply with this. I am afraid I am not the only one who was ignorant. There was a time, pre-9/11, when you could get a permit to enter the U.S. with your vessel reasonably easily... All past history now, unfortunately. The bureaucratic burdens of the ordinary life are ever increasing, even for those intrepid, free-spirited sail-bums... It seems that anyone of us, at any time, can be in trouble on any number of "technicalities". Next, a cruising permit such as the Bahamas?
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