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Pleasure craft operator's card

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It is important to note that when you have received your boating card, should you lose it and require a new one, you can only get a replacement card from the issuer of your card. If that person or organization is not able to supply you with a replacement card then you have to take the course again from an other issuer to get a new card.

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When you get your card photocopy the 'ell out of it..

 

I think providers now must keep a data base but I might be wrong and a lot of providers ignore the rules.

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my card started to fall apart, seems my wallet was too much for it and there was a round indent in it, but that's another story.

 

anyway, I sent for another card and for a couple bucks more they send two, so now I have 3 cards

I should be good for a while

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that is good to know. i dont know if it has always been this way but the online exam is offering 2 cards when you write your exam.

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interesting.....my card has been through the wash and dryer one too many times..warped, slightly melted and borderline illegible....I did my test online....guess I'll find out how soon how much of a hassle it is to get replaced....

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I lost mine a couple of years ago, called the provider and they had no record of me!

Luckily I've found the card since then.

 

In my opinion there should be a registry of all card holders regardless of the provider.

 

Imagine losing your drivers license and having to take another drivers test to get a new one.. What a stupid system...

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The topic of this thread is more evidence of how much a Micky Mouse system of boater competency the government came up with. Maybe they hired Goofy write up the rules?

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I lost mine a couple of years ago, called the provider and they had no record of me!

Luckily I've found the card since then.

 

In my opinion there should be a registry of all card holders regardless of the provider.

 

Imagine losing your drivers license and having to take another drivers test to get a new one.. What a stupid system...

 

 

Or, if you are any good on photoshop you can just make a new card. There is no registry, there is no standard format for the cards; thus, there is not way for a cop to tell if a card is legitamate. The boaters card is the worst piece of crap legislation that I have ever seen.

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