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Old 07-09-2016, 10:35 AM
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Default Boating license for a 5 horse trolling motor.

Like the title says, do I need a boaters license to run a 5 horse trolling motor, thanks Jeff.
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:37 AM
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NO over 12ft. and 10 HP requires a boaters licednse
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:38 AM
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So what about a 14 foot aluminum with the 5 horse trolling motor?
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:04 AM
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I think Google would be your best friend here.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:11 AM
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Try this website for info. http://www.boaterexam.com/canada/faq...FQ6GaQodSaUNwQ
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:12 AM
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Q. Who needs the Pleasure Craft Operator Card and when?
A. All operators of powered watercraft used for recreational purposes within Canada require the card as of September 15 2009.

As of September 15, 2009 all boaters are required to have the Pleasure Craft Operator Card in order to operate a powered watercraft. There is no grandfather clause or age exemption this law applies to all boaters. Powered watercraft includes watercraft fitted with any size motor even an electric trolling motor.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:12 AM
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NO over 12ft. and 10 HP requires a boaters licednse
Apparently this is not the case ... it has a motor you need the class.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:17 AM
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Apparently this is not the case ... it has a motor you need the class.
I agree and in addition, if it is over 12' and 10 hp motor is the Federal registering criteria?
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:42 AM
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I assumed he meant an operators card. Not to register his boat since he was more interested in the size of the motor. Guess we need clarification.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:44 AM
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I assumed he meant an operators card. Not to register his boat since he was more interested in the size of the motor. Guess we need clarification.
Yeah just looking to operate, thought I could use the little trolling motor instead of man power.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:49 AM
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No if it has a motor you need an operators card.
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:02 PM
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Even if you have an electric trolling motor you still need operators license
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:06 PM
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Even if you have an electric trolling motor you still need operators license
Yep
Click the link 'trowland' provided.

"Powered watercraft includes watercraft fitted with any size motor even an electric trolling motor."
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:09 PM
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I would just get the boater licence and be done with it forever
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:54 PM
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I wouldn't worry about it man. Go fishing and enjoy yourself
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:42 AM
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I wouldn't worry about it man. Go fishing and enjoy yourself
Just an amazing post .......good thing you only posted 104 others

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Old 07-10-2016, 01:43 AM
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:26 AM
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Q. Who needs the Pleasure Craft Operator Card and when?
A. All operators of powered watercraft used for recreational purposes within Canada require the card as of September 15 2009.

As of September 15, 2009 all boaters are required to have the Pleasure Craft Operator Card in order to operate a powered watercraft. There is no grandfather clause or age exemption this law applies to all boaters. Powered watercraft includes watercraft fitted with any size motor even an electric trolling motor.
Exactly, no grey zones here boys/gals.
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:28 AM
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I wouldn't worry about it man. Go fishing and enjoy yourself
Yup and if caught pay the fine pretty easy eh

Take the test, get the licence, put it away, does not expire, one time deal and the possible headache will never surface if asked to produce the card while operating your boat!
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:42 AM
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Go get the license, if you don't it could wreck a good day of fishing!
Has anyone been asked for it when stopped by the co's? I been and never been asked


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Old 07-10-2016, 09:41 AM
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I was asked for and had everything on the boat inspected. Make sure I had a throw line, whistle, life jackets boaters license the whole deal including bail bucket.

That being said he did have a trainee with him and was showing him the proper way to inspect the boater and his boat. Friendly guy so it was no big deal as I had everything on board that is required.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:21 AM
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Has anyone been asked for it when stopped by the co's? I been and never been asked.
I guess it depends when and where you've been fishing. We've been checked multiple times in BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Any time we have a watercraft and been fishing, the CO has always asked. All three of us have had ours right from the beginning, with out tests taken at the local Sportsman Show in Edmonton.

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Old 07-10-2016, 11:14 AM
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I been stopped and handed it to the co a long with my fishing license and he said keep it they don't care about it. Next time I just waited to be asked for it and never did.


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I been stopped and handed it to the co a long with my fishing license and he said keep it they don't care about it. Next time I just waited to be asked for it and never did.


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Old 07-10-2016, 11:49 AM
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Go get the license, if you don't it could wreck a good day of fishing!
Has anyone been asked for it when stopped by the co's? I been and never been asked


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Have been check a few times in Alberta only asked once for it

Asked every time in BC

Would not be in the boat with out it why ruin a good day

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Old 07-10-2016, 11:51 AM
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:00 PM
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It's a Federal law.... Only RCMP can enforce it
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:30 PM
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Currently, a Pleasure Craft Operator Card is not required in order to operate a rented watercraft. Instead, it is sufficient for a renter to complete a rental safety checklist. Take note however that some companies have made it their corporate policy to require renters to have their Pleasure Craft Operator Card.


"I rented it from my brother inlaw"
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:57 PM
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Currently, a Pleasure Craft Operator Card is not required in order to operate a rented watercraft. Instead, it is sufficient for a renter to complete a rental safety checklist. Take note however that some companies have made it their corporate policy to require renters to have their Pleasure Craft Operator Card.


"I rented it from my brother inlaw"
Then he has a legit rental business...generates revenue etc ....opening another can of worms for not wanting to get a operators licence, going down a slippery road of lies and deceit will bury you all so quickly and bring down others with you...not cool.
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Old 07-10-2016, 02:06 PM
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As others have already stated no matter what shape or form of boat if it has a motor, gas or electric then you must have a pleasure craft operators license. This includes inflatable pontoons, kayaks, tinners, canoes etc.

If your boat has a 10 HP or larger motor then the boat requires a pleasure craft license. This is a completely different license that is more akin to a license plate(you get paperwork and have to put stickers on boat). If you are in such a situation just do it, it is free an easy...
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