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Old 22 June 2008, 09:41   #1
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Boat codings and qualifications

Would someone be kind enough to point me to where I can find out the following information.

What activities come under the term "commercial" and what comes under "recreational"

The different coding or classifications for vessels

What qualifications are required by the codings for the helm or crew


Is there an idiot’s guild anywhere on the web?


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Old 22 June 2008, 12:36   #2
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Hi Mike,

There's a link to the "Code" MGN280 on my site here:

http://www.saundersmorganharris.com/da/18577

I hope it's of use.

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Thanks for the replys

Looking at commercial craft under 24m carrying no more then 12 passengers the MDN 280 M seems to be what I need to read (again).

As far as I understand the different codings have been condensed into MDM 280 and this relates to what equipment and fittings the craft needs to operate in different sea states and distances from land? It then links this to what qualifications you need to crew and helm the craft.

Does the MGN 280 cover all of this or do I need to read anything else?

If a boat is coded and will be operated in cat 3 conditions one of the helming options shows RYA Advanced Powerboat - do you require the commercial endorsement? It does not seem to be stated in the MGN?

What does it mean by 2 years experience? Are there minimum hours? Is it just two active years from the date of the course?

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Yes all of the qualifications in the MGN 280 need to be commercaily endorsed. IN the case of the Advanced powerboat this means taking the Advanced Certificate of Competence Exam.

The 2 yrs experience is a suitably vague definition, it is intended to stop people from fast tracking from absolutly nothing to advanced in three weeks.

It is also intended to help ensure that candidates for the exam have a range of experince gained from different conditions and different times of year etc. They have intentionally tried not to be to prescriptive
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Is it two years from date of exam or two years of formal powerboating experience?

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Just 2 yrs relevent experinece does not need to be from the date of any course or certificate. Simply two yesrs from start dates to exam date
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