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12 June 2013 - 05:00 PMWe are certainly glad that we could help. Good luck with the repairs. The crew is aware of your appreciation and it sounds like they did a good job.
14 May 2013 - 12:28 PMYes, you have to carry it with you, much like your drivers license when driving a car. I believe the intent of the law is to ensure that everyone receives some sort of formal instruction before operating a watercraft but they didn't make it retro-active so us older folks were grandfathered in.
It is a civil infraction (as opposed to a misdemeanor) if you are ticketed for operating without one when it is required.
As far as renting a watercraft, the business is supposed to give you some formal instruction before allowing you to operate. I'm sure it is a crash-course (no pun intended) but it is allowed by law to operate without a certificate with a signed rental agreement from a boat livery.
13 May 2013 - 08:55 AMI think it has been covered pretty well, but you must obtain and carry your Boater Safety certificate if:
You are born after December 31, 1978 and you are operating a personal watercraft
You are born after July 31, 1996 and you are operating a boat.
The rest of us are exempt.
If you obtained your certificate but lost it and want to replace it, you can call (517)373-3292.
09 May 2013 - 01:57 PMSleeper, I understand what you mean and it has led to some stimulating conversations here at our boathouse. I can assure everyone that we welcome the input.
Also, to all of our supporters, thank you!
As far as MSP, we've never seen them out here but I suppose its possible.
09 May 2013 - 12:12 PMWhat's RCMP? Is the DNR out full time?
Sorry. RCMP is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. OPP is the Ontario Provincial Police.
I forgot about our friends from the Department of Natural Resources. The Conservation Officers do have a boat in the water but are not out full-time. You will occasionally see them on our boats as well. You will also see Border Patrol riding along on our patrols.