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Ok, I'm drifting things slightly, but is the PCOC a difficult thing to do? What does it cover? I assume handling, particualrly in confined situations, rules of the road/ COLREGS, some nav and engine diagnosis - have I about got it?
50 multiple choice questions. No practical, much easier than an ICC. With a quick review of system B you should have no problems.

Use this (http://www.tc.gc.ca/publications/en/.../hr/tp511e.pdf) as a study guide. Vessel requirements is an essential section.

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It's mostly aimed at idiots on PWCs and drunken stinkpotters

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You will also need the VHF/DSC radio course to operate a radio on a Canadian vessel. I think that's a one day course if I recall correctly but I doubt you can take that online because there is some oral stuff involved.


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It's mostly aimed at idiots on PWCs and drunken stinkpotters
I fished a "pissed to the gills" saylor from the drink late yesterday so it's not just stinkpotters.


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I stand corrected......now back to our regular sheduled programming.


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You will also need the VHF/DSC radio course to operate a radio on a Canadian vessel. I think that's a one day course if I recall correctly but I doubt you can take that online because there is some oral stuff involved.

Not an online test.

Contact the Canadian Power Squadrons who administer the tests.

Read the manual / get the accompanying CD. The GMDSS questions can be quite technical.

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How is the visitor effected by PCOC requirements ?

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