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Old 06-17-2004, 03:25 PM
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In NJ for a few extra bucks you can get boat added to your DL, however it only requires the fee, kinda worthless as a boating license.
NOPE! Not worthless at all. The state got exactly what they wanted.

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Old 06-17-2004, 03:31 PM
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The states could use that highway tax that we pay for with every gallon of gas to subsidize a boating safety school.

Like that will ever happen.
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Old 06-17-2004, 03:37 PM
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All boaters should be required to take a boating course and the individual states could add a code to their drivers license as proof. No extra fees, just renew it with your regular license. They do it with motorcycles, why not boats.
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No extra fees, just renew it with your regular license. They do it with motorcycles, why not boats.
No extra fees, I don't think so, you can bet there would a lot of extra fees just for the licensing.
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Old 06-17-2004, 04:16 PM
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I would prefer not to see licensing for boats, people will just take the risk and run anyways, kinda like riding a bike and a car. Only in trouble if caught. Also if a license was required then the applying person could go get a john boat with a 25hp motor on it and pass then bring out his 70mph boat. Now if the insurance companys wanted to get together and issue a safe boating course like the cycle classes and approve of the course for an insurance break then all for something like that.
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Old 06-17-2004, 04:20 PM
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No lisence and no speed limits.
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When I was in High school we had a required boating safety coarse and received a card that proved it. It should be that way now. I don't agree you need a license. Maybe the manufactures could voluntarily put right of way decals on the helm with basic rules of the waterways.
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It seems that at this point we might all agree that at least all drivers of any watercraft ( jetskis, ski boats, cruisers, high performance ) should be required to take some sort of a USCG certification course.

At least then I might not have to be so good at evasive driving techniques.
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I have been boating for 30 years, I have taken the boaters safety course at 14. I say all should take a course to learn the rules of the water. I cannot count the number of times boaters are on the wrong side of the "road" I am tired of it. I can't even relax on a busy lake due to incompetent boaters. LOTO was the worst I have ever seen. Drive the damn boat like a car, when passing or any maneuver.....leave them to the left....I have had times I would like to pull them over and explain the jerk off move they made. Don't even get me started on Lake Lice......
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I don't agree with a license, however I would like to see a performance boating course that is recognized buy the insurance underwriters.
Big 10-4 on this.. It's like taking an MSF course for motorcycles... You'll get a better rate for your two wheeler if you have an MSF cert.
That is what we need for boats.......
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