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its my understanding that as long as your boat is less than 25hp this is not required? is this correct? im gonna take it either way but would like to get my boat In the water in the meantime, any help would be appericiated thanks in advance
 

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I thought it was 25' not 25HP
 

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scottm2012 said:
25hp and born before 1986. If you were born after 1986 and it's less than 25 you still need the license.
This is not correct.

Boating Safety Education Certificates are required:

*To operate a personal watercraft
*For persons born on or after January 1, 1982, to operate boats powered by motors greater than 25 horsepower.


I was born in 1987 and have a flat bottom with a 25HP and until this summer I operated my boat with out a boaters safety certification. I've been stopped many times for routine checks and was 100% legal.
 
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