Originally Posted by RAD
Plymouth Powerboat school - Will definately recommend.
Worth doing if you are using a VHF, just so you know how to use it properly.
Same. I've done some work with Plymouth Powerboat School, and they are definitely worth talking to. Bear in mind that all the staff are instructors/skippers/delivery drivers, so don't be miffed if your e-mails aren't responded to within ten minutes - once you get chatting with them you'll find them most accomodating.
Originally Posted by Samz9090
I agree. I've had a radio for ages but was told on my RYA PB L2 that doing the vhf course was 'worthless'. I want to do it just so I can accually use it properly and more importantly, legally.
I think it depends on how it's taught. I wouldn't say it's worthless, as the basic content can help you avoid making mistakes and ruffling anyones feathers (on the wrong channel for example), and the distress urgency and safety content can help to keep you calm and smooth the way should you ever find yourself in trouble.