Getting a boat license

Postby Spinal Hub » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:42 am

My injury is at T4 and I get around in a manual wheelchair. I’m thinking of buying a fishing boat and putting in a hoist. Does anyone know if I need to get a different type of boat license?
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Re: Getting a boat license

Postby wheeliworks » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:33 pm

just get it the same way everyone else does it
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Re: Getting a boat license

Postby CoolMobility » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:13 pm

If you have already have requalified for a car license, you just need to sit the VicRoads Boat License theory test. Do not say yes if they ask if you take any prescription drugs... I was truthful and ended up with my car license almost suspended as I'd been re-examined for the car 33 years before and they didn't ask that back then. I had to get all types of proof I was safe to drive which 'red flagged' Marine Safety Victoria who then tried to stop me (a C6 quad) from getting a boat license for my 25' yacht.

If you just sit the theory test, pass, and don't complicate matters by answering any question other than how you are paying for the licence :-) then you are fine. Get tied up with Marine Safety or VicRoads red tape and you'll regret it. Best of luck.
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