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Old 31 August 2011, 06:36   #1
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Morning All,

As some of you may know, I've just completed a PB2.

As a result of that (and not having a boat) I'm looking for ways to gain more experience.

So what do you think of these sorts of mileage builders:
RYA powerboat school training - mileage courses

Does anyone recommend or know any other similar mileage builders.

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Old 31 August 2011, 06:53   #2
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For someone without a boat or friends with boat I think this is excellent pre buying experience! Will give real time experience and be great fun. Effectively hiring a boat for the day with an instructor aboard....... However I suspect the prices will reflect this!

Yet the cost is likely a lot less than buying a new boat after only doing PB2 once, launching and then crashing your pride and joy on day 1!!!

Personally PB2 is great for a tasterof boating, crew, family or children, but isn't enough to unleash someone with a rib with sole control and no one experienced on board, especially as the boat gets bigger and more powerful.

Looks great to me before you helm your life savings alone!
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Looks good, what sort of money is it?
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Looks good, what sort of money is it?
290.00 GBP Each - 2 People (plus instructor) per boat.

Fortunately my GF is also interested and holds a PB2 (Minimum requirement) - so we'd effectively have our 'own boat' with an instructor.
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Hopeful there will be a few instructors on here that can offer something similar for your to compare, but that looks good.
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We're a friendly lot!

Obviously you won't have the advantage of an instructor, but you could start a thread to ask if someone would be interested in inviting you along on a cruise in exchange of sharing costs etc.

If your GF is good looking you could post a picture and you'll be inundated I'm sure

Where's your cruising grounds?
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Brilliant Idea! 'Will Trade for Scorpion Serkat'

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Where's your cruising grounds?
Pretty much anywhere Southern England, I live in London. Lymington is my favourite place, particularly staying in The Mayflower, lovely little(ish?) boozer with really nice rooms. I did make the mistake of assuming that group of Inn's would be nice - but the one is Cowes (the Anchor) is a bit of a dive.

I'd certainly share costs on a cruise though!

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Why don't you join this lot CLICKY Terrible rabble, out on the Thames quite a bit, opportunities to crew and get involved.

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