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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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Manually powered boats are those that are paddled or rowed.

  • If possible, these boats should carry the same lights required for sailboats that are the same length (Rule 25).
  • If not possible, these boats must have on hand at least one lighted lantern, flashlight, or electric torch shining a white light as shown above to meet the navigation lights requirement (Rule 25).
  • A watertight flashlight meets the navigation lights requirement for non-powered boats that are 7 metres (22.9 feet) or less in length.

To prevent a collision, pleasure craft operators should never leave shore without a watertight flashlight. Even if you plan to return before dark, unforeseen developments might delay your return past nightfall.

Man rowing boat with navigation light