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Replacing stolen Operators Card

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When my car got stolen last year, with all my fishing gear inside, my Pleasure Craft Operators Card was with it. Anybody else had to replace one? I can write the test again, but I'm just lazy. (Lazy should have been my middle name😋)

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You need to know which company you did the test with and contact them

i heard some never kept records 

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Yup, you can order more cards In fact when I lost my card they wanted to offer a deal on buying 4 vs 1.

 

now I have a stack of cards at my place, one for each boat at the cottage and one in my wallet. 
 

I’m obviously very “forgetful” so stuff like this seems to have a way of finding itself missing on the regular. This way it never leaves my boat.

 

honestly I wish they’d do the same for bloody fishing licenses. I constantly find myself without mine by accident. PITA 

I keep a copy on my phone for just that reason but who knows how much of a hardass the first CO I run into will be when I’ve forgotten my card in my pfd or in my boat when i hop in my dads boat.

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And again 

it depends on which company you used to

get the card. Some do not have a record of who they sent cards to 

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If you wrote your card number down it is easy to get one renewed. Or should I say easier, dealing with anything government related is not easy. Take a photo on your phone or call them on your camera. It's 2020. 

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Cards aren't issued by the Government OI. They were/are issued by private companies/power squadrons etc and there is no registry for them. Many of these fly by night operations that issued boaters cards are gone, so makes it hard to get a copy in many cases.

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On 5/21/2020 at 10:14 AM, irishfield said:

Cards aren't issued by the Government OI. They were/are issued by private companies/power squadrons etc and there is no registry for them. Many of these fly by night operations that issued boaters cards are gone, so makes it hard to get a copy in many cases.

Yep, now I recall. Took the course and test at a local Marine dealer in Hagersville 10 years ago. I was told that was the last time that this Marine dealer offered the course. When someone takes the test online who issues the card?

Taking the test for a 2nd time online isn't a bad idea to brush up on laws etc. Since I took the course I got a number where I could act as a moderator for someone taking the test at home online. Lord only knows where I wrote it down. 

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