Pleasurecraft boating licence
Although I got my Pleasurecraft Boat Card years ago a friend and I were discussing if you needed one for renting a boat. We have the Saskatoon Sport and Liesure show on this weekend and I am a volunteer so I took a walk to the boating licence booth and asked the guy. He says ' Yes everyone needs it to operate a boat '. OK so I passed the Department of Transport booth and asked the fellow there the same question. No you do not. Just a ' dock side oriantation'. So I asked about the difference in price for the licence. 60.00 at the show and as low as 34.00 on the net. He said the Federal gov athourized private companies to do the test. They can charge whatever they want and THEY KEEP 100% OF THE FEE. The feds get nothing. So we have the federal gov making it mandatory to get a licence, a private ' joes marine test ' giving the test, correcting and checking the test and collecting whatever they want to charge for the test and then THEY issue the card themselves-- not the feds or DOT. Another kicker is if you loose the card. You have to go back to the guy you took the test from and have THEM re-issue the card , again not the feds or DOT. Good luck finding him in five years. WOW, would we all like a job testing for a mandatory card, charging what we want and correcting our own bank acount- sorry test. I wounder how many they fail ????