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Old 08 January 2011, 07:24   #61
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Yes you were a throttle jock then and still are it seems.
Like none of us were at that age! I got my 1st powerboat at 12 years old, no adult supervision, no training, just a couple of out of date flares and an oar and that was me up to 6 miles from a safe haven

It's a miracle I'm still here
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Old 08 January 2011, 07:34   #62
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Yep we did pb2 a couple of years ago then in October sent away for the icc. Since we do most of our boating in French waters this was vital obviously.
I am going to do first aid and powerboat this year but with the ccf at school, where I do all my dinghy sailing (lake district). And possibly (since I have level 2 sailing already) do dayskipper sailing to add to my icc. Pretty sure I will then have a complete set of "yes"s exept power >24m or something like that.
Need to do VHF too but it is so much cheaper doing it through ccf may do that way too. PB2 costs less then a fiver through ccf the only cost is the lunch . With GD the next thing will be either intermediate or advanced, but depends if this is possible todo together re my age of course. But will do this as soon as possible when I can. Safety boat and first aid are the next thigs because need these to drive rescue boats at regattas etc
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It would appear that I have created a monster

I would suggest the Intermediate as you cover alot of GPS Navigation that you don't in the dayskipper theory ,and it is designed to make the transition to Advanced that much easier.
Dayskipper practical (Power) you will cover it as part of the course but not so much in Sailing .
Another course you may consider is the RYA Essential Navigation and Safety dovetails in nicely between PB2 and Intermediate.

If you want to go direct for your Advanced then Dayskipper Shorebased is a must or at least knowledge to that level as no time on the course to teach you the basics.
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Pretty sure I will then have a complete set of "yes"s exept power >24m or something like that.
Not forgetting the CEVNI ticket for inland waterways
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Done that all of five mins for both of us. Doesn't mean I actually know what much of it means but still... Got the ticket
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Done that all of five mins for both of us. Doesn't mean I actually know what much of it means but still... Got the ticket
Mercenary learning, don'tcha love it? Seriously, well done kid. I'm waiting for my swot sheet to arrive so I can do the online test myself. By the way, are you and your old man coming to Paris with us this year?
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Mercenary learning, don'tcha love it? Seriously, well done kid. I'm waiting for my swot sheet to arrive so I can do the online test myself.
Haha honestly thats a bit of a lie, it wasn't exactly "hard" but it did make you think and tbh I did learn most of it. It is vital to have the RYA book with postits at the important pages, and although we did have the flash cards these were not really much cop both for learning and help during the test if that was necessary. We di about 45mins of practising, him clicking and when necessary me checking the answers, then 5 mins for each of our tests. 40 well spent GD reckoned at the time
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By the way, are you and your old man coming to Paris with us this year?
Doubt it if it is at easter. Apparently I'm supposed to be learning for GCSE something or others that start the following week. If it gets pushed to start of summer then since I get off early (yr11 go home when finished all exams) then we may well do.
I've already spoken to Matt about this but for us this summer will be much harder logistically, GD may be on business in Canada regularly but wants to fit this around cruises, he will also have to be in London working too, so it may just be me & mum in Dinard quite a bit, and if thats the case then my max offshore distance in 1nm in the Cadet, hopefully I'll have finished the seagull by then so it'll be twin engined
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so it may just be me & mum in Dinard quite a bit, and if thats the case then my max offshore distance in 1nm in the Cadet,
She still puts you in baby reins does she?
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She still puts you in baby reins does she?
If you remember last year... my mum doesn't exactly "do" boating maybe she'd be ok with it if you came down and picked her up, 'cos your just not us she migntn't complain so much
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If you remember last year... my mum doesn't exactly "do" boating maybe she'd be ok with it if you came down and picked her up, 'cos your just not us she migntn't complain so much
She did a darn good "STUPID BOY!" after you gave her a nudge down the sailing club steps.
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