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Old 02 August 2007, 16:31   #1
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PB level 1 required (south coast)

Hi, I'm looking to find a PB1 course on or around 1st or 2nd weekend in Sept.
I was asked for advice by my wife's friend.... her husband 40 has expressed a keen interest in boating for several years. I believe the chap has no experience of the water & I thought that as she wished to buy him a pressie.... she should enrol him on a PB1 course.
If you have a vacancy, could you mail me with contact details & price so I can pass on to her.
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Old 02 August 2007, 17:06   #2
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I'm not an expert but I have yet to see a school doing PBL1. Everyone does PBL2 - even if they have no boat experience beforehand.
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Old 02 August 2007, 18:35   #3
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Hi, i'd tend to agree with Peter in that it would be more normal & beneficial to undertake the Level 2 Course - info here - download here

We do run Level 1 courses but they tend to be either almost as competent crew type courses or aimed at children. Peter is right to say that you can go straight to Level 2 without taking Level 1.

In respect of dates we run every single weekend and at least one Level 2 during weekdays and often two. There are other schools that do likewise

Hope this helps

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There are other schools that do likewise

Depends where on the south coast is most convenient. We operate within the Solent.
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Since I have had all my training at Mendez Marine, I can thoroughly recommend them.
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Old 03 August 2007, 16:15   #6
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Thanks everyone for your help.... I shall pass on the details.
I myself have decided to continue with courses..... I have PB2 & Yachtmaster Offshore Theory...... would tike the practical side really! Do I need to provide a log of sea time, passages etc, or do people just take your word for it?
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Do I need to provide a log of sea time, passages etc, or do people just take your word for it?

If you go for the YM Offshore exam then you will need to show a log of your mileage and the type of vessel. It should contain both mileage and if you were skipper or jst crew and it should also include your night hours.

The boat used must be over 7 metres and have accomodation - you can't claim suitable mileage just having done it on a rib for example.
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Thanks Solent Ranger... not what I was hoping for though!
Naturally all my experience is on Ribs.... 6.2m & 5.9m.
What would you suggest to get a comercial endorsement, for deliverys etc, not trip boats or instructor?
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Your best bet would be to do the Advanced PB course and then undertake the commercial endorsement exam that is now required to get the Advanced PB ticket commercially endorsed.

There is no point in getting the PB 2 ticket CE'd as it is very limited use and only in daylight and in good conditions.
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