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Old 07 October 2002, 04:29   #11
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Greetings Alan
Both Tiger and I were both at UoP aledgedley working on marine related courses, spending too much time on the water
He passed I didn't
I'm now in IT working on satelite comm links for odd places round.
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Old 08 October 2002, 16:57   #12
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Plymouth Mafia

Alan, yes the re-titled uni of Plymouth is still sending out marine people to take over every part of the industry, at sea or the office, on yachts and tankers. I did Maritime biz + law and stumbled into a job in shipping.

On the side lines, back then when I was a lad, I understand that the uni had the largest number of powerboat instructors in one establshment (easily over 18).

Those were the days when you could test the design limit of the boats and of course, those that taught us had never heard of red tape and rules. A bit different now!!!

Unfortunately there are only about 6 of these actively earning the ticket, all of them part-time and most run regatta safety for events. some of the others are active, but no ticket anymore.

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Old 09 October 2002, 11:38   #13
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You could say I'm aiming for a career in the maritime industry. Once I turn 18, I'm off to the Navy to try to become a navy diver, with an ultimate aim of getting into the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal for them wot dont know) unit. Yes, I do believe I'm insane. I WANT to spend my life defusing mines underwater, in pitch black, by touch alone, after spending time on a big fibreglass boat.

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Old 09 October 2002, 12:22   #14
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I am not connected to marine industry but own and attempt to manage a Marquee hiire company (for sale!) I am also RYA Powerboat and Safety Boat instructor but only teach at our Sailing Club , Hayling Island Sailing Club ( the new Kremlin being built at Sandy Point)
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Old 09 October 2002, 17:20   #15
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On the side lines, back then when I was a lad, I understand that the uni had the largest number of powerboat instructors in one establshment (easily over 18).
Ahh back in the days when I were a lad I can recall doing my RYA Sportsboat Cert (now that dates me as thats pre Powerboat) we did our powerboat training in a couple of Dell Quay dories and a Zodiac inflatable. Not a RIB to be seen!

I graduated in '90. First year to do the Marine Studies degree after it changed from the old Naut(y)cal Science degree.

Them war the days............
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When I finished my IT degree from Middlesbrough - lovely place I joined the National Rivers Authority - I was supposed to do technical things with graphs and computers - I prefered playing - I meen working on their Cobra RIB taking water samples - Theres something nice about filling it up with fuel in the service station and then paying with a fuel card knowing that the tax you pay had put a smile on your face all day!

I then moved to the NRA head Office in Bristol and met my Wife Cath - who still works there and who currently works putting on displays such as the Environment Agency's (as they are now) stand at the London Boat Show.

I'm still firmly in IT - now Motorola (why don't we make a marine radio?) and boating is "Just for fun"

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