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Old 17-05-2011, 10:45   #46
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Re: New Jersey Safe Boating License

I know how you feel. I've been spending a lot of time in CA recently. It would be the most wonderful place in North America if eleventy bajillion people hadn't showed up early and paved the whole damned state.
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Does the CA online course require you to take a written exam in front of a licensed individual after you complete the on line quiz? NJ does require it. It's a scam of the highest order. $40 for the online and another $40 to take same test in front of a live instructor.
I took the Class yesterday, spent 4 hours reading the material, took the test (60 multiple choice, 80% to pass) I missed two questions, 97%. I then paid. Don't pass? Don't Pay! That's how they advertise it. Then I printed out my temoporary certificate, they claim 6 weeks for the official card.

This is NOT a State Of California License, California doesn't require one. This is a certificate, based on California laws, that is approved by NASBLA. Since NASBLA is the course approval entity for many other states it is logical to assume that it will be the approval entity for California if they ever require a license. At that time it is also logical to assume that holders of the current certificate will be "Grandfathered" in. Also, since NASBLA is used in other states, this certificate would be honoured in those states, at least for the 90 day allowance.

I have to ask though, why was there so much on the ICW since it is a California certificate? How much of the ICW is on the west coast?
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Every place has it's plusses and minuses. Countless folks have been devasted by hurricanes, tornados, and floods in recent years in other part of the country.

I enjoy my state's 130 miles of beaches, access to NYC, proximity of the mountains of the catskills and adirondacks, and lack of natural disasters.

The downside is that, far too many people seem to feel the same way....
I know how you feel, what exit do you live at?
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I have to ask though, why was there so much on the ICW since it is a California certificate? How much of the ICW is on the west coast?
I don't know why they'd keep those questions on the test for Ca. There shouldn't have been very many.
Nasbla has guidelines for test construction, States add state specific questions. It would seem like they could have chosen to replace the ICW questions with more local issues.
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I checked with California Dept Of Boating and Waterways and the course I took @ www.boat-ed.com is approved by them. (I know, I should have checked BEFORE I paid the money.)

I really thought I would be roasted for taking a course that was not 'required'. I am taking the USPS course in June. I fully intend to take the full ASA course this year. I would like to have a masters cert sooner or later. (Lowest class)

Here's a thought. If you have a Cal. Cert. and move to Fla, can you just "transfer" the cert without taking (and paying for) another test?
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Don, if you have a California-specific test I would expect not, but Florida should accept a "50 state" federal test, which is what the online tests used to be. To be sure contact the Florida web site Boating in Florida

Looks like you were born before 1988 and Florida might just not require anything from you.
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Yes, it is a horrible place! I would strongly discourage anyone from moving here! I regularly urge people to move away..
Fear not friend! however, you must be feeling lonely as all of the rest of NJ has moved down here. And what a wonderful, easygoing, civic minded, pleasant, children loving, generous people they are. Good drivers too!
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Fear not friend! however, you must be feeling lonely as all of the rest of NJ has moved down here. And what a wonderful, easygoing, civic minded, pleasant, children loving, generous people they are. Good drivers too!
Well...Truth be told; I would like to be a little more lonely, There's a few million more of my neighbors I'd like to send your way...
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Every place has it's plusses and minuses. Countless folks have been devasted by hurricanes, tornados, and floods in recent years in other part of the country.

I enjoy my state's 130 miles of beaches, access to NYC, proximity of the mountains of the catskills and adirondacks, and lack of natural disasters.

The downside is that, far too many people seem to feel the same way....
Ah yes, the aroma of Newark now that spring has arrived. And a Quiet walk throught the streets of Camden. Those memories take me back...
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Well...Truth be told; I would like to be a little more lonely, There's a few million more of my neighbors I'd like to send your way...
Just don't tell them that I live in....Charleston, SC... yes, Charleston, that's where I live. Nice place.

Now remember, don't tell anyone!
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Just don't tell them that I live in....Charleston, SC... yes, Charleston, that's where I live. Nice place.

Now remember, don't tell anyone!
I have been trying to retire to the east coast but my company keeps offering plum assignments. The latest is to be an on site rep in Charlston. PLEASE DON'T THROW ME IN THAT BRIER PATCH!
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The NJ Boating Certificate in not NASBLA ( National Association State Boating law Administrators ) approved. However, with that said if you took the Boating Course through the USCG Auxiliary the Certificate issued by the USCG Auxiliary is NASBLA approved. Therefore, if you carry both the USCG Auxiliary Certificate along with your NJ Boating Certificate it will be recognized within the 50 states.
Although if you boat on non tidal waters within NJ you will also need the NJ Boating License Endorsement on your driver's license. In order to obtain the NJ Boating License you must have completed the requirements for the NJ Boating Certificate.
In New Jersey you must also have the NJ Fishing Salt Water License which is in addition to the Federal Salt Water Fishing License.
As complicated as this issue has become I hope that I have explained it to where it is understood even if you do not agree with it
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Re: New Jersey Safe Boating License

Okay, are you guys saying that in the "Land of the Free" I need a license to take my boat registered in Missouri, through other states or the ICW, while Missouri does not require old pharts to have any liscense?
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To boat in or through NJ you must have an approved NASBLA Boating Certificate , Masters License or a NJ Boating Certificate. If you are going to utilize the ICW in NJ I would reccommend unless you have local knowledge stay on the outside and skip the ICW in NJ. You can find safe harbor at Absecon Inlet at Atlantic City by turning right into St. George's Bay or left into the Farley Marina at The Golden Nugget Hotel & casino in Atlantic City. The fine for operating without a sate issued boating certificate is a minimum of $100 to $500.00

One of the local commercial fisherman had a NC driver's license and was issued a $200.00 fine for not having a boating certificate while travelling through NJ waters

The 8 hour NASBLA approved safe baoting course saves lives and is very well worth the time no matter how long you have been on the water
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Yes, you've been in a cave. In Delaware it depends how long you've been there though.

If you were born after 1978..it seems that you need a license.

Boating Safety in Delaware

In Maryland, it's after 1972

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Boating

Virginia is still in the phase-in period

Boating Safety Education Requirement

North Carolina everyone under the age of 26 going forward

Boating/Waterways -- Safety Classes
So born in 1947, I'm probably OK.
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