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Old 21 June 2009, 04:31   #1
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newbie - looking for advice and info

hi have just bought a suzumar ds 390fl with a 25hp mariner 2 stroke & trailer is there anyone in the cheshire area running safety courses or a group going out one weekend etc as its over 20 years since i handled one on water
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Old 21 June 2009, 08:06   #2
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An RYA Level 2 Powerboat course may be a good starting point. There are several training schools that visit here, that are in your area (ish):

http://rib.net/directory/out.php?ID=34

http://rib.net/directory/out.php?ID=307

www.wavelengthtraining.co.uk

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thanks for those bet you get a headache after the glue
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Old 21 June 2009, 09:41   #5
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Just go for it - wear a life jacket - wait for a nice calm day and you will be fine. Oh and remember to open the breather on the tank - most common mistake there is.
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Old 21 June 2009, 15:32   #6
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Just go for it - wear a life jacket - wait for a nice calm day and you will be fine. Oh and remember to open the breather on the tank - most common mistake there is.
codprawn - that qualifies as you dumbest post yet! So long as he has a life jacket and its a calm day he'll be fine - unless of course he falls in noone knows where he is, the engine breaks and he has no way to get help, fog appears and he gets lost, run down by a ship, hits a hazard he didn't recognise or any other disaster develops!

The guy is looking for some help to build his confidence/experience and is wisely seeking to get this either through formal training or "cruising in company".

Big Kev - if you decide you already know most of the content for the powerboat level 2 course and just want a refresher - then most good training centres will offer "own boat training" for a day/half day which is probably enough to get a previously experienced person back in the saddle.

It would be worth reading "Nos4r2's beginners guide" too: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12892
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Just go for it - wear a life jacket - wait for a nice calm day and you will be fine. Oh and remember to open the breather on the tank - most common mistake there is.
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As usual, there is some sense if you look:

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Just go for it: most common mistake there is.
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Once again the Nanny State mentality has seeped in.

I wonder how people survived as kids with no lifejackets - no cycling helmets - no 20mph zones - no speed humps etc etc.

There are plenty of people who "just go for it" and learn from their mistakes!!!

All that is required is a tad of common sense - of course everything has become so dumbed down these days you have to have someone hold your hand at all times - oh and be trained in how to do it!!!

If you have NO common sense then of course you must listen to all the doom mongers.........
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I wonder how people survived as kids with no lifejackets - no cycling helmets - no 20mph zones - no speed humps etc etc.
the irony being that the only one of these that is boat related is the one thing you told him to do!
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yip - and some of them, albeit possibly a small percentage, are dead!
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which the OP obviously has by asking for either some training or support for his first trip out in 20 yrs.
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