I've been unable to find a definitive answer to this question elsewhere so I'm seeking knowledge from the masses!
I've recently passed my OUPV final exam and am preparing paperwork to apply for my OPUV-Inland license
. The key here is "Inland".
I have the required sea service
time but I would have a hard time contacting the old owners to get boat registration
details and their signatures.
Soooo, alternatively, I also have more than enough days of service
on my own boat
- which is easy to document - but the time is largely limited to operating my boat on a landlocked reservoir here in the middle of Indiana.
of the regs for OUPV licensure specifies that experience must be on "navigable waters" which has its own definition. My lake here in Indiana does not meet these requirements. However, the references
to "navigable waters" does not appear to be in reference to the OUPV **INLAND** license
So in short (finally), my question is this:
Assuming all other requirements (age, vessel, etc.) are met, can I qualify for an Inland restricted OUPV license if I submit 360 days of service on my local, landlocked, reservoir?
Thanks in advance for your help!