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Fall Boating Tips

In Boating Tips by Kristen

Those who have boated after Labour Day can attest to just what a beautiful experience it can be. The colours are spectacular in their shimmering reflections. Pristine anchorages jam packed during July and August can be enjoyed in relative solitude. For anglers, the action is hot as fish actively feed ahead of the freeze over. That said, to enjoy the …

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Winterization 411

In Boating Tips by Kristen

If the vessel is going to be out of the water during the winter months, ensuring it’s in a climate-controlled storage area or shrink-wrapped are the two best options. Here are some additional tips for helping you prepare for winter: 1. Close all seacocks. 2. Check rudder shafts for leaks. 3. Ensure bilge pumps are working and not blocked by …

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Why Should I Take A Boating Course?

In Regulations by Kristen

Let us start by asking you the following question: Would you start driving a car before taking a course and/or driving lessons? The answer is probably no and for good reason. When it comes to operating a boat, especially a power boat, personal watercraft or sailboat, we often ask the same question and the answer we get is usually very …

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Replacement Cards

In Regulations by Kristen

Now is the time of year when many members need to replace a lost Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), an ROC(M) card or a membership card. Getting a replacement card online is very simple and easy. Members also have the benefit of paying 40% less for a single replacement PCOC or an ROC(M) card as compared to non-members. With the …

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2018 Membership Benefits

In Membership by Kristen

Do you know that the savings from some of the Member Benefits more than pay for your yearly CPS-ECP membership? Savings from Cowan, C-Tow can pay for your membership in just one purchase. Also check out the excellent savings available from Weems and Plath, icom, Saluis Marine Wear, Fagaui, and Canadian Yachting. They are all Sponsors of CPS-ECP. Some are …

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Amendments to the Small Vessel Regulations

In Regulations by Kristen

Effective May 16. 2018, the following amendments have been made to the Small Vessel Regulations: SOR/2018-102 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. Regarding Pleasure Craft Licenses: A Pleasure Craft License is valid for a period of ten (10) years beginning on the day on which it is issued,¬†transferred or renewed. To clarify, this is not your Pleasure Craft Operator Card …