Originally Posted by limeydal
And this is just the "six pac" or most basic license.(6 passenger max)<snip>
Also the "Uninspected " tag for the six pac license is a little misleading. You still have to comlpy with all Coast Guard safety regulations and be ready for a safety check by a USCG approved safety examiner
So as well as the actual Coast guard course and exam you have to have :
Approved safe boating course
360 days on water experience
physical and drug test
CPR/First aid ticket
FCC radio license
GPS/Radar endorsement (if vessel so equiped.)
Well, in theory, every boat under operation has to comply with all CG safety regs, and be ready for a safety check!
So for me, let's see:
Approved Safe Boating Course -Yes, but 28(?) years ago!
360 Days experience -Yes, documented, hell no!
Physical & drug test -No, but I suppose I'd pass
CPR/First Aid -Ugh, been a long time since I had those.
FCC license -No, but that's just a form, I think.
GPS/Radar -Not on my boat.
So I'm a long way from passing that! Seriously though, I know a few people who have the 6-pac, and knowing who they are, it can't be that hard!!