Originally Posted by flyjkol
On the same topic, these boating courses are becoming increasingly more common. Here in Nebraska, a law was past stating all people born after January 1, 1987 have to take a boating course, and hold a liscence similar to that of a drivers liscence.
Now that is a smart idea!
My parents had me take a boating course when I was 14(?) in NY so I could pilot a boat. It was one of the best things I ever did. It allowed me to pilot a boat solo at that age. And yes, I was actually responsible when I took it out, believe it or not! (18.5' Fishcraft aluminum with 50 HP)