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Do you Need a Boat license if your motor is under 10hp?


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I cant seem to find on the website if you need a license for a trolling motor or a motor under 10hp. Can someone answer this for me so I dont get out on the water and then come to find out that it is a no no....

you need a license for any motor powered watercraft but I think you dont need insurance if its under 10hp

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I was pretty sure that you needed a liscence for any motor powered craft as of september '09? Including trolling motors. I have a liscence anyway so I don't really pay attention to it anymore. Ask Bob Izumi. He'll know for sure.

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Are electrics allowed in the Welland Rec?

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/boats/index.shtml#a3

What types of boats do I need to license?

A licence or registration is mandatory for all pleasure craft equipped with motors of 10 horsepower (7.5 kilowatts) or more, including personal watercraft.

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I was pretty sure that you needed a liscence for any motor powered craft as of september '09? Including trolling motors. I have a liscence anyway so I don't really pay attention to it anymore. Ask Bob Izumi. He'll know for sure.

Everyone must have a license to operate a power driven boat. Your boat needs one if motor is over 10 hp

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My understanding is a motor is a motor, electric or otherwise. Would you suggest the driver of an electric car not require a driver's licence because it is electric?

Here's one to ponder that was put do me the other day - when an argo hits the water, does an operator need a PCOC? I would suggest yes, unless there is a special exemption somewhere. Further to that would it require to be licenced, being over 10hp? I don't particularily care as I don't own an argo nor have any intentions of ever owning one, but some here may want to look into that further!

An argo is still considered a recreational vehicle , not unlike an ATV or skidoo, and governed accordingly. If you run public trails it has to have a permit. A lake, being public waters would mean permit required.

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I am still perplexed by this question.... My friend says anything under 10hp does not need a OC that is why they make 9.9hp but I would like to know for sure so I am not worried about that on the water and instead worried about who will catch more fish!!!!!

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I am still perplexed by this question.... My friend says anything under 10hp does not need a OC that is why they make 9.9hp but I would like to know for sure so I am not worried about that on the water and instead worried about who will catch more fish!!!!!

Whats so perplexing. If the boat has a motor on it no matter what size you need an operators card. If the motor is over 10 hosepower you have to have it registered and have numbers put on the boat. If yoou have a motor on your boat get an OC.

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I am still perplexed by this question.... My friend says anything under 10hp does not need a OC that is why they make 9.9hp but I would like to know for sure so I am not worried about that on the water and instead worried about who will catch more fish!!!!!

Good advice Ollie ;)

If you are worried about the consequences do not ask for legal advice on a fishing forum. There were links provided and you can call your local Government office and get it right from the horses ........... :P

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