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Reno Viola - Get you Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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How to get a boat license?

How to get the card

Introduction to the AceBoater.com study guide. Do your course and exam online to get your pleasure craft operator card  - boating license

Boating Terminology

Boating Terminology

Terminology for the boatingcourse - bow - stern - starboard - port - draft - waterline - wake - freeboard - PFD - personal flotation device

Pleasure craft operator card

Proof of competency

Requirements and proof of competency recognized by Transport Canada. Pleasure craft operator card, also called the boat license.

Pleasure craft license

Difference between the PCOC and the pleasure craft license

Pleasure craft powered, even temporarily, by an engine or engines of 7.5 kW (10 hp) or more, which are kept and operated mainly in Canada, must be licensed or registered, regardless of where they operate in Canada. Difference between pleasure craft license, registration and pleasure craft operator card.

Restrictions that apply to pleasure craft

Restrictions that apply to pleasure craft (Age/Horsepower restrictions)

Age restrictions to drive a boat. Speed ​​limits, horsepower restrictions and waterways activities restrictions. Boating course.

Buying/selling a pleasure craft

Pleasure Craft License - Registration

If I buy a used pleasure craft in Canada, how do I transfer the license to my name? I am selling my pleasure craft in Canada. How do I transfer the licence?

Navigation lights

Navigation lights

Navigation lights - sidelights (starboard side and port side)- sternlight - masthead light - all-round light - blue flashing light - special flashing light (yellow). /en/navigation-lights-boat-situation

Recognizing vessels by their lights

Recognizing vessels by their lights

When navigating at night or by restricted visibility, the operator must be able to recognize a boat by the colour and positioning of its navigation lights to determine what actions to take to avoid a collision.

Buoys

Canadian Aids to Navigation (Buoys)

Port hand and starboard hand buoy - upstream/downstream - bifurcation buoy - port hand and starboard hand daybeacon - junction daybeacon - cautionary buoy - mooring buoy - keep out buoy - mooring buoy - information buoy- anchorage buoy - hazard buoy - control buoy, etc.

Safe Speed

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Factors to be taken into account to determine a safe speed - maintain proper lookout by sight and sound at all times

Nautical charts

Nautical Charts

The latest edition of the official produced chart available; the latest edition of related documents and publicationthe location and type of charted navigation routes,lights, buoys and marks, the area's usual boating conditions, such as tides, currents, ice and weather patterns.

Boat Safety Equipment

Boat Safety Equipment

Manual Propelling devices - Anchors - Bailers and Manual Bilge Pumps

Reno Viola - Get you Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Trip plan

Trip plan

Before leaving on a trip, make sure that the vessel is in good working condition, and serviced - Information that shall be included in a trip plan.

Personal Protection Equipment - PFD

PFD

Personal Flotation Device (PFD) - Inflatable PFD - Buoyan heaving lines - Approved lifebuoy - Reboarding devices.

Criminal offences

Criminal offences

Operators must recognize that certain behaviours constitute criminal offences that are punishable (could lead to fines or possible imprisonment) under the Criminal Code while operating a pleasure craft.

Fire-Fighting Equipment

Fire-Fighting Equipment

Portable Fire Extinguishers - Axe - Bucket

Distress Equipment

Distress Equipment

VHF - GPS - Flares

Navigation Equipment

Navigation Equipment

Sound-Signalling Devices or Sound-Signalling Appliance - Navigation lights - Radar reflector - Magnetic Compass - Charts - Topographical Map

Inspection of a pleasure craft

Inspection of a pleasure craft

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), provincial and municipal police forces and other authorized local authorities enforce the laws that apply to boats. They may inspect your boat and monitor your boating activities to make sure that requirements are being met.

Rules for safe navigation

Rules for safe navigation

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), provincial and municipal police forces and other authorized local authorities enforce the laws that apply to boats. They may inspect your boat and monitor your boating activities to make sure that requirements are being met.

Collision Regulations

Collision Regulations

Priority rules on water - vessel overtaking - give-way vessel - stand-on vessel.

Responsability between vessels

Responsability between vessels

Responsability between vessels - narrow channel or fairway

Compliance Notices

Compliance Notices

Compliance notices are the manufacturer's or importer's confirmation that the vessel is built in accordance with the construction requirements of the Small Vessel Regulations. 

Pleasure craft license transfer

Buy a Pleasure Craft - Transfer the license

To transfer a licence to your name, submit the following documents: • a completed Form 84-0172E, Application for Pleasure Craft Licence;• proof of ownership of the pleasure craft; • a signed photocopy of a government issued ID. 

Courtesy and Common sense

Courtesy and Common sense

Courtesy and common sense - muffler - stay away from swimming areas - wake - pollution - keep the hull clean.