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09-01-2013 03:11 PM
smurphny
Re: Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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Originally Posted by rikhall View Post
rbrasi - can you see this going over very well in a State who's motto is "Live Free or Die"?
Having lived in NH for many years, we interpret this motto a bit differently:, 'Live, Freeze, and Die."
09-01-2013 10:32 AM
ebs001
Re: Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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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!
41 out of 50 states have a mandatory boating education law
09-01-2013 10:13 AM
rugosa
Re: Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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Originally Posted by Kalina-Lona View Post
My personal view on a pleasure craft license is... it's a great idea and think it should be mandatory in all waters we need to travel. We have drivers licenses, gun licenses
Cheers,
Dog license, marriage license . . . - great start but no guarantee licensee is qualified, trained, experienced or mentally capable - so beware out there, just sayin'
09-01-2013 05:33 AM
Kalina-Lona
Re: Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Thanks for the help and comments, it seems the site is back up and running. I was about to call Visa and have them stop the transaction and decided to try the site once again. I guess it could have been down for maintenance?

My personal view on a pleasure craft license is... it's a great idea and think it should be mandatory in all waters we need to travel. We have drivers licenses, gun licenses etc., why not pleasure craft as well. I know people still can behave dangerously even with a license, but it's a start!

Cheers,
08-31-2013 06:22 PM
Brent Swain
Re: Pleasure Craft Operator Card

You can find out how well you would do on the test at freecourse.ca ,and take the online test there as often as you please. To do the official test ,any St Johns ambulance will test you for $25
Don't pay the scammers.
08-31-2013 06:15 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Pleasure Craft Operator Card

It happened here basically due to the morons who let 10 year olds run 100 HP jet skis. Everyone got tarred with the same brush.

One thing that is really stupid about the exam for the PCOC is that they won't tell you what you got wrong on it. I got 90% when I took mine but it would be nice to know what I missed. I could see not telling you if you flunked, but after the card is issued?
08-31-2013 05:37 PM
rikhall
Re: Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Quote:
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!

Rik
08-31-2013 05:31 PM
rikhall
Re: Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Probably the biggest provider of the PCOC in Canada is Canada's "safe boating" group - the CPS-ECP (Canadian Power and Sail Squadron) For those south of the 49th - you have an equivalent group called the USPS.

There are local "squadrons" from coast to coast in Canada and they give pretty good service. That is who I would use (CPS-ECP also facilitates the PCOC on-line.)

Rik
08-31-2013 02:47 PM
PaulinVictoria
Re: Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Yes, you need to have proof of competency onboard. That can take the form of a PCOC card, or an equivalent.
08-31-2013 01:19 PM
rbrasi
Re: Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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!
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