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Hi Edward....we bought a Lund 16' SSV last year....late summer actually.Console model with a 25 H.P Mercury 4 Stroke and trailer at Blue Water Marine.Find it a great boat....very wide and deep....good in salt water ...hoping to get into some ponds this spring and summer....would recommend it to you...
As of September 15, 2009 all boaters in Canada will need to carry a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or they risk expensive fines.
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The PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operator Card) is proof of competency that a boater has the basic knowledge to operate a motorized vessel safely.
Q. Why do boaters now need a Pleasure Craft Operator Card?
A. To attempt to reduce boating injuries and fatalities the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (also known as the boating licence) regulations were designed as proof of competency that a boater has the basic knowledge to operate a motorized vessel safely.
Q. Who needs the card?
A. As of September 15, 2009 the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require operators of pleasure craft fitted with a motor and used for recreational purposes to have proof of competency on board at all times.
Q. How do I get the card?
A. After you complete the study guide and pass the exam a Pleasure Craft Operator Card will be mailed to your home. If the exam is taken online you will have the option of printing a temporary card while you wait for the mailed one to arrive.
Q. Does the card expire?
A. No. The Pleasure Craft Operator Card is good for life with no annual fees.
What is a Pleasure Craft?
A pleasure craft is any boat that is used only for pleasure activities like fishing, water sports and entertaining friends. It also includes a boat used for subsistence hunting and fishing or for the necessities of daily life. It does not include a boat that is used for work or commercial activities.
The rules for non-pleasure craft are different from those for pleasure craft so it is important to know the difference. You must meet the requirements for non-pleasure craft any time you use your pleasure craft for non-pleasure activities. If you want to know how to operate a passenger vessel, workboat, commercial fishing vessel or any other non-pleasure craft, visit www.tc.gc.ca/marinesafety or contact your local Transport Canada Centre. When you see the word “boat” in this guide, it means “pleasure craft.”
When you see the word “vessel,” it refers to all boats, both pleasure craft and non-pleasure craft. In the same way, the word “lifejacket” includes lifejackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs) everywhere in this guide, except in those sections that describe the differences between lifejackets and PFDs.
Changes to Boating Laws
Because boating laws change, you need to make sure you know the laws that are now in force.
This guide is based on the Small Vessel Regulations that came into force in May 2010. Since this guide is revised from time to time, be sure you have the most recent version. If the Safe Boating Guide differs from the regulations, always follow the regulatory text. You can find it online at www.boatingsafety.gc.ca.
Regulations set a minimum safety standard. They are made to improve boating safety, so following them or an even higher standard will help make every trip a safe one.
Regional Transport Canada Offices of Boating Safety
Atlantic (Newfoundland and Labrador)
100 New Gower Street, 7 th Floor
P.O. Box 1300
St. John’s, Newfoundland
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