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Casco Bay Outrage posted 07-02-2008 01:09 PM ET (US)   Profile for Casco Bay Outrage   Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage  
Working on organizing a gathering for either Lake Win or Sunapee in August.

The last one held was a blast, Hosted by Bob D on Lake Winn.

If you are interested, let me know.


BB62Ding posted 07-02-2008 05:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for BB62Ding  Send Email to BB62Ding     

We're up for a get together on either Lake Winnipesaukee or Lake Sunapee. August should work out okay. during the week or on the weekend is the big question. We went mid-week last time and it was still busy at the Wolfboro town docks. There are still plenty of places to see on the Big Lake.

Let's see how the interest goes.


Austin Whaler posted 07-05-2008 01:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Austin Whaler  Send Email to Austin Whaler     
i might be able to go my step dad has a 21 conquest sitting in a slip up there right now. i have a 13 i could trailer up there let me know. my step dad is pretty flexible
bkovak posted 07-06-2008 10:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for bkovak  Send Email to bkovak     
I may be in Wolfboro around mid -late August for a week with my Montauk. Let me know what week you guys are thinking of getting together and where? Brian
firebrand posted 07-09-2008 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for firebrand  Send Email to firebrand     

I am around most every weekend and even some mid weeks as well on Lake Sunapee.

Count me in and come see the magic of Sunapee!

There has been much less traffic on weekends no doubt due to the high cost of fuel.

Let me know what people would like to pursue.


Brant "Float Ready" Fagan
Great Island, Lake Sunapee, NH

newt posted 07-10-2008 07:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
Don't forget that NH now requires a boating license - even for out of state visitors.
deepwater posted 07-14-2008 05:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
I am still boat-less and if still unemployed in Aug i can help out ,,its been awhile but i can still do an eye splice or crown knot
Casco Bay Outrage posted 07-14-2008 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
This boaters permit is got me a bit miffed.

I only want to drive 4 hours, RT to spend 5 hours on a lake once a year, yet they want me to learn about the workings of a Personal Water Craft so I can have a permit? I hate those damn things!

(Let's not get into a debate on the merits of the permit or PWC here. If you want to discuss, open a new thread in the GAM)

I am debating the status of my attendance. No reflection on you Bob, Brant, Barry et al. Will let you know at the end of my deliberations.


deepwater posted 07-15-2008 05:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
is this something we can do on line or through the mail
BB62Ding posted 07-15-2008 08:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for BB62Ding  Send Email to BB62Ding     
You can take an online course or mail in for a video course, but when you take and pass the online, or written mail in exam, that only permits you to bypass the classroom instruction. You still have to take a proctored exam at one of the test locations around the state. The web site with all the info is below.

If you take a classroom course and pass, your boater education certificate is good forever and is also accepted by all other states that require a boating license. My whole family took the full-day course and exam, on a Saturday, and got it over and done in one shot. Class locations and dates can be found at the site listed below.

Good Luck, Bob

goldstem posted 07-15-2008 02:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for goldstem  Send Email to goldstem     
before 2007, you could do the whole thing online... no proctored exam.
YorkHarbor posted 07-15-2008 05:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for YorkHarbor  Send Email to YorkHarbor     
Glad they used Ohio as a state that will reciprocate! I passed a safety course and got certified in Ohio 11 years ago.
jamesmylesmcp posted 07-15-2008 05:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
YorkHarbor,where did you find a list of accepted state programs ? I hold a Connecticut Cert. that at one time was what other states modeled their programs after.
jamesmylesmcp posted 07-15-2008 05:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Yorkharbor, I just looked at my Connecticut card. The back side states "approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard " looks like I'm OK.
Casco Bay Outrage posted 07-15-2008 10:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
After investigating more, I regretfully report that I will not be able to make the outing this year due to the permit issue.

Maybe over the winter I can find the time to make the trip to NH for an exam.

Sorry guys.

BTW - Kyle, I always knew you were certifiable. LOL!

YorkHarbor posted 07-16-2008 04:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for YorkHarbor  Send Email to YorkHarbor     
James- I just noticed that they used an example on the home page and they happened to use Ohio, which was perfect for me!

Phil- Yea I don't know what they were thinking when they certified me! Its looking like I will be up in York from labor day weekend through that following week. Perhaps we could meet during the week or see if anyone wants to do a Maine area rendezvous Saturday September 6?

BarryGreen posted 07-21-2008 08:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for BarryGreen  Send Email to BarryGreen     
Phil - Really sorry to hear that, but I sure understand your position. Seems there ought to be some sort of allowance for transient boaters, but I guess there isn't. I took the classroom test, and while it is far from exhaustive, it does force people to at least learn the basic rules of the road, etc.

As much as I dislike permitting generally, I think mandatory boating eductaion makes sense given the level of ignorance I've seen on the water.

As an aside, I've spent the last several months working at the retail level with the boating population in general, and now I'm almost frightened to cast off from my own slip. Unbelievable.

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