Your " P.C.O.C " - Pleasure craft operator card never expires

Long Lake Cottages and Trailer Park is an accredited course provider for your PCOC test, authorized by

Any pleasure craft powered by a motor over 10 hp (7.5 kW) must have a PCOC and a valid PCL ( Pleasure Craft License )

New Transport Canada exam procedures starting April 15 2011
Note; If you currently obtain a PCOC, it does not need to be renewed
All operators of Pleasure Craft fitted with a motor over 10 hp. are now required by law to have proof of competency ( P.C.O.C. ) on board
note; The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations only apply to pleasure craft fitted with a motor, and that are operated for recreational purposes in Canadian waters, other than the waters of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Human Powered Craft
Personal Lifesaving Appliances - Boating safety - Minimum Safety Equipment Required for the Size and Type of your Pleasure Craft

Human powered pleasure craft; including canoes, kayaks, rowboats and rowing shells - personal lifesaving appliances, visual signals, only required if the pleasure craft is over 6 m, vessel safety equipment, navigation equipment, minimum safety equipment is required for the size and type of your pleasure craft.
1. Navigation lights are only required if the pleasure craft is operated after sunset, before sunrise, or in periods of restricted visibility (fog, falling snow, etc.).
2. For a human-powered vessel, this requirement can be met with a watertight flashlight

Transport Canada link; or

Transport Canada - Marine Transportation - Marine Safety - Small Commercial Vessel Safety Guide - TP 14070 E (2010)
Proof of competency forms:
- Proof of having successfully completed a boating safety course in Canada prior to April 1, 1999;
- A Pleasure Craft Operator Card will be issued following the successful completion of an accredited test

Boaters can obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card by taking an accredited boating safety test from an accredited course provider ( Long Lake Cottages and Trailer Park ) and achieving a mark of at least 75 per cent.
Study the following Safe Boating Guide,
Write the exam at Long Lake Cottages and Trailer Park - eMail us your arrival date and time - test takes approx. 2 to 3 hours

Safe Boating Guide - Study Guide for your P.C.O.C.
All you need to prepare for you exam is found in this guide;

Transport Canada document excerpt:
Welcome to the Safe Boating Guide,
It has been written to promote safe and responsible boating practices among Canada’s pleasure craft users.
Remember you should be to always wear your lifejacket or personal flotation device (PFD) when on or near the water.
It could save your life!...
Safe Boating Guide
2014 - Safe Boating guide - Transport Canada - Quick Links - Download the 2014 Safe Boating Guide
Direct link to Transport Canada current Safe Boating Guide
Main Page HTM

Canadian Coast Guard - Safety Afloat approved manual
A free boating safety course accredited by the Canadian Coast Guard

SafetyAfloat - - free online course
Online boating safety course is fully approved and accredited by Transport Canada.
Access to this five-module training course (with practice quizzes at the end of each module) is free of charge. -
Small Vessel Regulations

Small Vessel Regulations SOR/2010-91

Current to February 26, 2011

These Regulations apply in respect of
(a) a pleasure craft;
(b) a passenger-carrying vessel of not more than 15 gross tonnage that carries not more than 12 passengers and is not a human-powered vessel;
(c) a workboat of not more than 15 gross tonnage; and
(d) a human-powered vessel other than a pleasure craft.

These Regulations do not apply in respect of
(a) a fishing vessel;
(b) a rescue boat or lifeboat that is carried on board a vessel exclusively to meet a requirement for life-saving appliances set out in other regulations made under the Act;
(c) a vessel in respect of which the Special-purpose Vessels Regulations apply; or
(d) an air cushion vehicle of more than 4,500 kg all up weight.

Regulations are current to 2016-03-16
Small Vessel Regulations (SOR/2010-91)
Enabling Act: CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations
Department of Justice Canada link
Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations (SOR/99-53)
May 29 2011

Mandatory safety equipment for Pleasure Craft in Canada

The mandatory safety equipment specified under the Small Vessel Regulations are minimum requirements only. To be well prepared for emergencies and breakdowns, We recommend that you carry more than the minimum safety equipment required by law.*
Type of vessel: Kayak
Sail PWC Unpowered and Powered Craft
Vessel length: < 6 metres < 6 metres 6 to 8 metres 8 to 12 metres 12 to 20 metres > 20 metres
Required Safety Equipment
PFD or lifejacket for each occupant
Buoyant 15 m heaving line on 30 m line
610 or 762 mm lifebuoy on 15 m line on 15 m line on 15 m line
Re-boarding device if free- board > 0.5 m if free- board > 0.5 m
Lifting harness
Manual propelling device or anchor(s) 30 m anchor line 50 m anchor line 50 m anchor line
Bailer or manual water pump Bailer and pump
Fire extinguisher(s) 1
1 or 2
1 or 2
Fire axe 1 2
10 Ltr. bucket(s) 2 4
Powered fire pump
Watertight flashlight or flares Light or 3 flares A/B/C Light or 3 flares A/B/C Light or 3 flares A/B/C Light or 3 flares A/B/C Light & 6 flares A/B/C Light & 12 flares A/B/C/D Light & 12 flares A/B/C/D Light & 12 flares A/B/C/D
Sound signalling device/appliance any type any type any type any type any type 1 1+ bell 1+ bell
Navigation lights or a flashlight

Vessel operator cannot show his Pleasure Craft Operator’s card ... $250
Underage operator, including PWC operators under 16 ... $250
Failure to have on board proof of age of operator ... $250
Failure of non-residents to have on board proof of residency ... $250
Insufficient PFDs, /Lifejackets ... $200
Insufficient fire extinguishers ... $200
Careless operation of a vessel ... $200
Removing, tampering with hull ID or capacity plates, etc. ... $200
Placing unauthorized sign restricting boating ... $150
Mooring to authorized signs, altering, defacing, removing ... $150
Failure to remove unauthorized sign ... $150
Failure to maintain an authorized sign ... $150
Operating in contravention of an authorized sign; speeding ... $100
Operate vessel without required equipment in working order ... $100
Operate vessel not meeting prescribed safety standards ... $100
Operate without prescribed equipment bearing official stamp, or label ... $100
All refueling infractions, inside or outside vessel each ... $100
No rigid International flag code a on vessel when diving ... $100
Failure to comply with a Peace Officer ... $100
Licensing of vessel: failure to produce license papers; no hull ID# ... $100
No noise abatement device within 5 miles of shore ... $100
All towing of people infractions: (spotter, seat, after dark,) ... $100
Failure to exhibit proper lights at night or in limited visibility ... $100
Failure to have on board as prescribed for your vessel: 15m heaving line, manual propelling device, bailer; flares, watertight flashlight; sound signaling device; anchor& rode ; ... $100 each infraction

pcl license

Registering your onboard fuel powered pleasure craft
P.C.L. - Pleasure Craft License - Form and information

Tying the Knot - Boating
Tying The Knot

How to tie the knot
Animated Knots by Grog - Tie knots the fun and easy way
Tying the Knot - Fishing

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