Originally Posted by Seaflyer02
If I remember correctly anyone (with or without passing the VHF test) can call for help in an emergency. Is everybody aware that transmissions on VHF are recorded?
Good to know. I think I'll be happy to do the course, always enjoy learning new things and I'm sure it would be nice to meet some like minded people.
I am in a tiny little SIB though and at the moment staying within sight of the beach I've launched from, going on the courses does feel like a bit of overkill.
Though also appreciate that such a small boat allows me to get into trouble much quicker !
Guess I'd like to see if I'll stick with it a bit first. I'm aware that it's all too easy to have good intentions that I'll be out every other weekend but then not as it's hard work unpacking, putting it together, launching retrieving, flushing, cleaning, etc. Probably doesn't help that I don't trailer it, though bought a SIB so I can pack it away and forget about it if I get busy with work etc. I have to also confess to having worked from whats the biggest engine that I can buy, rather than whats the biggest I can carry. I can manage the 25hp but it is heavy and awkward !
Must confess I wish I'd joined here before purchasing, though I am very happy with the boat I bought.