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Old 12-01-2010, 01:42 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by OCDACTIVE View Post
Rep. Christensen is seeking to close this loophole at the request of the NH Marine Patrol by ensuring that no one under 12 years old can operate any motorized vessel without a certified supervising adult on board. The bill also allows children 12 to 15 to obtain a Safe Boating Certificate in order to operate a boat limited to 25 horsepower or less.
I think that this makes sense - allows children 12 to 15 to obtain a Safe Boating Certificate in order to operate a boat limited to 25 horsepower or less.

But I can't see how this would work. - no one under 12 years old can operate any motorized vessel without a certified supervising adult on board

As a kid I was always running around the lake in a rowboat with a small motor on it. I knew I had to have the proper safety gear on board, whoever registers the vessel and gives permission for a kid to use the boat should be responsible for this part of the education in my opinion.
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