Originally Posted by Doug Stormforce
Im not quite in agreement with Stu (not the first time)
A far as the small boat code and manning requirements are concerned the Dayskipper (sail and prac) can be com. endorsed. There is no mention of planning or otherwise. However the code goes on to say the skipper must have relevant experience.
That's true , maybe we should have a score sheet and see who is correct most of the time.
and I wish I was wrong as I really enjoyed working with the guy we let go.
I have the note from the RYA telling me it wasn't going to happen. You'll appreciate that as we had to let the guy go we couldn't do that without having a documentary trail in case an employment lawyer was engaged by the driver, who was on relatively big bucks, .
The guy had a commercial Yachtmaster power coastal ticket and loads of experience driving diving barges, he had an OPITO FRC (years of driving 9m Delta's) , and an RYA Advanced Powerboat ticket.+ radar, sea survival, VHF and HSE Divers medical.
I went to 2 of the powerboat trainers on this forum to see if the advanced ticket could have the commercial endorsement transferred from the coastal ticket. 1 of them was kind enough to agree to run an individual short notice assessment, but the OIM chose to replace the guy instead of incurring further expense, which was a shame as I trusted him with the boats, and he was world class p**s taker, so the crack was always good between the 2 of us. The other bummer was that I messed the trainer around a bit making arrangements that we eventually didn't proceed with.
If you are correct, and you are in a position to transfer his endorsement without re-examining him then I'll send him to you as he still needs it doing, I know about three other similarly qualified guys who want the APBI tickets but refuse to go through the examination again, although they haven't got a problem paying for the admin time.