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Just so everyone is aware,if you don't have it,get it,I believe June 3rd was the last day you could be without one. I was checked at Spruce Run last saturday and round valley monday. I've been told that if you don't possess one you are treated as a unlicensed driver and they'll impound your boat. Just FYI,happy fishin' everyone.
 

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thats right.. get out there and get your certs. the class is very straight forward and you do learn alot even if you have been on the water for years![up]
 

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Doesnt that just apply for registered boats with mooters ( trolling or gas) where you need to register the boat. I dont believe it applies to row boats, canoes, and kayaks. Is that correct? just checking.
 

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Doesnt that just apply for registered boats with mooters ( trolling or gas) where you need to register the boat. I dont believe it applies to row boats, canoes, and kayaks. Is that correct? just checking.
I believe it's only for "powered" boats but can't say for sure,the laws are vague and contradict themselves [wallmad]
 

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And dont forget to bring proof of course with you when you renew your drivers license at DMV.  They will not renew a boaters license without proof.
when i renewed my lic. and they put BOAT in the top right corner...then never asked for my paper work. i said i would like my boating lic. put on my drivers lic for non-tidal waters...and they guy did it with out a blink of an eye...never saw my papers or asked me if i took the course[wallmad]
I believe it's only for "powered" boats
any boat under power electric or gas
 

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There's a Boat Lic. and then there is the Boating safety course. It is confusing.

From my understanding, I have a 12 ft boat and a trolling motor so I dont think I need either even though I still have Boat listed on my NJ Lic.

For the NJ Boat lic. there are exemptions:
Exemptions
1) Vessel powered by a motor less than 1 HP or a 12 volt
electric motor.

However, for the Boaters Safety it states you need it if you have a powered vessel. Does an electric motor qualify as a powered vessel. It just seems that the rules contradict themselves and are not clear. [wallmad]
 

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SO I called the NJ state MArine police and spoke to 2 different peiople. First one wasnt sure and honestly said the laws are not clear and frwarded me to another officer.

I stated For the NJ Boat lic. there are exemptions:
Exemptions
1) Vessel powered by a motor less than 1 HP or a 12 volt
electric motor.

Since I have a 12 ft boat I would be exempt from that but what about the saftey course? The initial answer was " I think you should be OK. That great, I will use that line when Im ticketed.

LOL, I might as well go through with the course. I always thought I would not need to for a 12 ft and electric motro only.
 

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Hooked on phonicks woorkked fo me
Soon we'll all need Rosetta Stone.:D

As far as renewing your license with the old boat part on it. Doesn't mean anything. If stopped you'll still need to show you verification card that you took the course. When I renewed mine I canceled the boater part for that very reason, why pay for something that doesn't mean a thing.[confused]

I always thought I would not need to for a 12 ft and electric motro only.
Anything not powered by hand or feet requires the course.
 

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Just signed up a for a 2 day (evening) course next week to be done with it once and for all.
thats what i did a few years ago best way to do it[up]
 

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Therearestill3opeigs in the boater safety course being taught this Sunday At FT dix range 14. Cost is only $40 and this is the full course not the test out. Call range 14 to register 609-562-4672
 

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There's a Boat Lic. and then there is the Boating safety course. It is confusing.

From my understanding, I have a 12 ft boat and a trolling motor so I dont think I need either even though I still have Boat listed on my NJ Lic.

For the NJ Boat lic. there are exemptions:
Exemptions
1) Vessel powered
It is my understanding that you need the certificate for any boat with any kind of motor (gas or electric). You don't need the license unless the motor is over 10HP.
 
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