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Old 12 September 2017, 09:38   #11
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When you do the Professional Practices and Responsibilities course do the commercial requirements/rules not become clearer?
Hi, it was a while ago but I don't remember anything the MCA Boatmaster - it was all RYA qualifications. I will dig out my book and check.

Tim M - thanks that was what I was after.
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Old 29 September 2017, 09:33   #12
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I passed my MCA Boatman's licence in 1983. I had to get a boat owner to want me to drive his boat and then, an MCA surveyer had a chat in an office with me and off I went.
Now with navigation not nessasary( chart plotters) Boats easy to drive( twin screw and bow thrust)
Collision avoidance easy ( radar and AIS). Weather forecast reliable and engines reliable, the whole thing is easy and yet getting a ticket to drive a boat for money is harder.. It's stupid!
Just a comment!!
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