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This Online Study Guide has been approved by Transport Canada strictly on the basis that it meets the requirements of the Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Card Testing over the Internet (TP 15080E) and the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (TP 14932E). This approval does not represent confirmation of authorship by the course provider. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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Fatigue is caused by:

  • The glare and heat of the sun
  • The motion of the pleasure craft caused by the wind and the waves
  • The noise and vibration of the engine
  • Dehydration

Besides a lack of energy, other signs of fatigue may include weakness, an inability to concentrate, and difficulty starting and completing tasks. While not fatal itself, fatigue may weaken your body and mind enough to make the risk of an accident much greater.