Only those who are 20 and under are required to have a card?
one thing I don't see addressed in the FAQ's is how often a card holder is required take some kind of refresher course.
that concerns me, especially for those who only run their boats on holiday weekends.....
In your eyes, paying $50 max and taking a day or two course is a "tax scam" by the state that won't increase safety. Yet you want people to be required by that same state to pay thousands, take a minimum of a week or two of courses and appointments to gather necessary training and credentials(classroom training, TWIC card, CPR and first aid, and have a medical physical), and gather 500+ hours of sea time and think that is the better option?Just another tax scam by the state... Just like the gasoline taxes, vehicle registration fees and all the other BS extortion taxes by these crooks in SacraMoscow. If these clowns wanted to implement real “safety” then they should make every boater get their USCG captains license. This is just another tax scam by the crooked politicians of this state.
If you have a ticket you are exempt.If you have a CG 100 tons license do you still need a boaters card?.
That was my first thought as well...Anybody else see a problem with this exemption ?
Each year after January 2018, a new age group will be added to those who are required to possess a valid card. By 2025, all persons who operate on California waters will be required to have one.It also does not seem to mention how long the card is good for?
And probably only about 3% or less of vessels are rentals .Iv'e rented boats on lakes before but I don't ever recall being told anything about navigational safetyAccording to 2013 California Recreational Boating Accident Statistics, of all the vessel accidents that occurred in the state that year, only 9% involved rental vessels.