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Old 14 May 2009, 14:42   #11
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....the above is for "Cruising/Motorboat".

For power boat/RIBS, correct me if I am wrong:

Power boat 1, 2, intermediate, Advanced Powerboat with commercial endorsement?

I presume most skippers take this second route as it gives you 20 miles from safe haven day and night? With a Coded vessel, up to 12 passengers with "one" crew? Or am I wrong?

Are there length restrictions defining "Power boat"? ie I presume most skippers use 7/8/9+ mtrs (which is what I would be looking at), or is power boat just defined as not having an enclosed cockpit/cooking facilities as long as under 15m?

Can the hours/part hours gained with the powerboat route be used towards the Yachtmaster quals at a later date?

How would an insurance company look at a "newly" qualified skipper with less than 12months experience looking to conduct Commercial operations? Would they roll on the floor laughing and treat you as if you were a 17 year old who has just passed their driving test and wishing to insure a new Aston Martin?

Lots of questions, I know, but your experience and advice is welcome.

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Old 14 May 2009, 18:06   #12
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I did my YM theory with Chichester marine on t'internet very pleased and impressed by the course, and that doesn't happen easily?

http://www.cmonline.co.uk/cmoframese...mocourses.html

You'd be hard pressed to toe a 12 metre Rib without an LGV, I can't see the package you are looking at coming in at under 3.5 Te

When you are qualified as you have previous merchant marine experience, I'd be interested in putting some work your way as I'm turning work away at the moment, which I hate doing!

When you say you were a watch keeper does this mean you have a mates ticket or an OOW ticket.

Rouge wave, tried sending you a PM but your inbox is full.
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Hi Sandy
I can help you acheive your qualifications Isle of Wight Based Powerboat School East Cowes Marina running 99% of the courses you need we dont do sea survival but will recommend a couple of good places.
Plenty of Online Schools offering theory have a look at www.rya.org.uk or take the recommended ones on here or do a 5 day intensive with me .
Followed by VHF DSC First Aid Level 2 Intermediate then Advanced .
After that you will need to build up some sea miles before you go on to take the commercial endorsement can arrange that for you as well.

Or you could go to Doug on the English side of the Solent nice people .

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Hi Sandy
I can help you acheive your qualifications Isle of Wight Based Powerboat School East Cowes Marina running 99% of the courses you need we dont do sea survival but will recommend a couple of good places.
Plenty of Online Schools offering theory have a look at www.rya.org.uk or take the recommended ones on here or do a 5 day intensive with me .
Followed by VHF DSC First Aid Level 2 Intermediate then Advanced .
After that you will need to build up some sea miles before you go on to take the commercial endorsement can arrange that for you as well.

Or you could go to Doug on the English side of the Solent nice people .

All the best
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Many thanks Tim. Makes more sense to do it on my side of the Solent, will be in touch when I get back to UK.

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Rich

What you have said is basically right. Length of boat is in all cases 24m so Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence and Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence effectivly qualify you for the same. Traditionally ADv PB is used for RIBs and CS is used for larger craft.

The Code simply allows you to use either, it simply state that you must have relevent experience in the type of craft you intend to drive commercially.

For RIB Charter ADv PB CoC is the norm at the moment.
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Many thanks Doug.

Advanced power boat (commercial) is the route I shall be going then. Cant wait to swap this desert for sea LOL.

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