Originally Posted by jhfozzy
I've read the RN's "rules of the road (sea)", a bit mind numbing, but I know about priorities and nav light recognition, not much use unless you're over 20/50m, but worth knowing what's about and what they're going to do.
I'd agree with the invest in training.
It might also be worth selecting a training centre that uses boats of about the length and power that you are considering.It could be an expensive mistake to buy the wrong thing.
I'm Guessing if you paddle the bitches your knowledge of the sea should be of a decent standard but might be worth considering some theory training RYA Day Skipper perhaps.
There is a good book start powerboating and others available from RYA would suggest a look at them to.
Welcome to rib net it's good for info aswell