Transport Canada Boat Registration
You are legally obligated to register your boat with transport Canada. Failure to do so may result in a fine. Registering of the boat is free. There are 5 different application types.
New - You wish to obtain a Canadian pleasure craft licence number for a new or previously unlicensed pleasure craft.
Transfer - You have acquired a Canadian licensed pleasure craft and are required to transfer the pleasure craft licence to your name.
Duplicate - Your pleasure craft licence is either lost or destroyed - you want a duplicate copy of the original licence.
Update PCL Application - There are changes to your name or address, description of your pleasure craft, or your contact information requires update.
Renew - Your pleasure craft licence will be expiring or has expired - this will renew your PCL for an additional 10 year period.
After registering you will be instantly emailed your temporary registration number which is valid for 90 days. After a manual review, this registration number will become your personal unique registration number
The Pleasure Craft Operators Card is a Canadian-wide recognised license for the operation of Powerboats in Canadian Waters
"Everyone who operates a power-driven boat needs proof of competency — something that shows they understand the basic rules and how to safely operate a boat. The most common proof of competency is the Pleasure Craft Operator Card." - Transport Canada
The written exam is a multiple-choice questionnaire of 50 questions (38/50 is the passing mark). Upon successful completion, candidates can be issued with a temporary card on the spot!
There are many websites that offer this course.
At Morrow's, we want to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable day on the water
There are few formal training courses available in Saskatchewan. Online training can only take you so far. Could you imagine getting your drivers license from an online course??
We hear a lot of phrases like "Our parents would show us what to do when I was younger". Or simply people learn by trial and error.
We have qualified and experienced powerboating instructors who would love to teach you the practical skills you need.
Whether you have been boating 20 years or are brand new; we're sure we have some practical tips and safety skills to teach you
Sessions start at $250.00 and are highly encouraged
After the fun of the summer you will need to winterize your boat.
Why do I need to winterize?
When boat engines are running they are continuously cycling through water from the lake to aid in the cooling process. Cool lake water will be flowing through different engine parts, hoses, and exhaust manifolds.When you turn off your engine there is still much water internally in these different areas. Your boat needs to be winterized so we can ensure all this water is drained.
What happens if I don't winterize?
Failure to winterize will, most likely, result in the water mentioned above to freeze when temperatures get below 0°. This freezing water expands and cause much damage to many different parts
My boat has a small outboard, do I still need to winterize?
Yes. While there is considerably less water in an outboard than an inboard; there are still small internal engine parts where water can pool in addition to hose fittings where water can be trapped.Winterizing is not that expensive compared with all the time you would lose of a summer with internal engine failure
Can I just save myself some money and run the boat in my garage?
No. Water pumps depend on the resistance of water. Without water flowing through the system, your water pump could get damaged, the engine could overheat, and internal engine failure may happen. Withour sufficient cooling, marine engines can overheat in seconds.
Pre - Departure Checklist
A pre-departure checklist is a great idea for boaters of all ages and experience. It is essentiall a checklist of all the items you need to remember before you enjoy a day on the water. While checklists will vary, to some degree, for each boater, boat, location, and level of experience; the attached document is a great start to building your checklist!
Safe Boating Guide
Boat Study Guide for your Pleasure Craft Operator Card