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bowhunter095



Joined: 20 Jan 2011
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Location: Berlin, CT

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Do I need to register this? Reply with quote

Would i need to register a 15 foot plastic boat with an electric motor? What if i took the motor off and just paddled it?
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ripline



Joined: 26 Feb 2012
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Location: Shelton

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything with a motor needs to be registered.

No motor=no registration
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bowhunter095



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Location: Berlin, CT

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks!
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PECo



Joined: 06 Oct 2009
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Location: Avon, CT

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And until the end of May, you MUST ACTUALLY WEAR your PFD and not just have it in the boat. That's true of anyone in a non-powered watercraft. Here's a link to the 2012 Connecticut Boater's Guide on the DEEP's website:

http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2686&Q=322292

Read it! Wink
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SAP284



Joined: 07 Jun 2011
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Location: Central, CT

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just throwing my 2 cents in on this one...you also would need to have completed a safety boating course/PWC course and have your certificate (some call it boaters license) on board if you are using an electric motor.

Once you put some type of propelling device on, it changes up things and requirements big time. You might have already known this, just wanted to give a heads up Cool
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PECo



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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeap, Steve, laziness is keeping me from getting a powered boat. I just don't want to take a Safe Boating course to get my Certificate. Confused Maybe I'll buy a boat and always have a guest captain along to pilot it. Hmmm. . . .

Anyway, here's a link to the certification requirements for operating a powered boat in Connecticut:

http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/boating/boating_guide/part1.pdf

A 60 day temporary Certificate is available if you just can't wait to get on the water. Very Happy
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TurtleKiss



Joined: 09 Mar 2010
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Location: central CT

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The PWC certification is simple. Take the one day 8-hour class and get it over with. Bring a good book. You'd have to be a moron to fail, as the answers are drilled into your head right before the test. No one has ever asked to see my certificate.
Phil, buy a boat...I'll be your permanent guest captain!
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fishfinder



Joined: 19 Jun 2011
Posts: 1672
Location: Naugatuck, Ct.

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think youd need to not have a job and be available at any second of the day or night being Phils captain. Im not sure if hes ever off the water yet!!! LOL
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TurtleKiss



Joined: 09 Mar 2010
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Location: central CT

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fishfinder wrote:
I think youd need to not have a job and be available at any second of the day or night being Phils captain. Im not sure if hes ever off the water yet!!! LOL

You just described me perfectly, actually.
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PECo



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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only time that Kira's not on the water is when she's waiting for her trolling motor battery to recharge. Laughing
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SAP284



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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case anyone that hasn't taken the class wants to, here's a list of classes in CT. I actually sat through it for a few days it's not too bad. I got "carded" for my PWC at Mashapaug Lake last year lol....couldn't believe it!

http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2222&q=320638&depNav_GID=1620
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jjbassfishn



Joined: 17 Jun 2012
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Location: Northwestern CT.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen DEP out most weekends asking for the boaters cert. The coarse is pretty easy. Heck, I passed! Very Happy
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NWDarkcloud



Joined: 23 Apr 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you got a captain and a boat anytime you want one phil and you dont need to build a shed for it to happen ...just call when you ready
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