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post #7 of Old 08-31-2013
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Re: Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Originally Posted by rbrasi View Post
Wait- are you saying that, in Canada, all operators of boats with engines have to take a safety course?
I'll take "Things that would never happen in the US, but should" for $600, Alex!
rbrasi - can you see this going over very well in a State who's motto is "Live Free or Die"?
Restrictions designed to protect the safety of children, prohibit operators under the age of 16 from operating pleasure craft above specified horsepower (hp) limits:
  • Children under the age of 12 may not operate a pleasure craft with more than 7.5 kW (10 hp) without adult supervision.
  • Children between 12 years and 16 years of age may not operate a pleasure craft with more than 30 kW (40 hp) without adult supervision.
  • Only persons 16 years of age or older can operate a personal watercraft, regardless of supervision.

I know I am just a safety conscious old guy - but I love it!


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