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Old 29 September 2002, 17:48   #1
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Country: UK - Wales
Boat name: The Full Morty II
Make: Air Craft/Shakespere
Length: 8m +
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Learner drivers

We all have our thoughts on compulsary training, my worry is, I know of many certified drivers that are still crap. eg.bought the boat at the weekend complete with rya course- certified by Tuesday.My other worry is instructors- never been on the water certified 6 months later.
Myself I have been ribbing for 20 years now, I am not certified
and still learning every day.
How do we regulate this? May be a green flag on your boat
for the first year- or 100hrs. There are many good drivers and many good instructors out there but to many idiots that keep the RNLI busy.

got the answer.....?

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Old 30 September 2002, 04:07   #2
Country: UK - England
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Boat name: Puffling
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Put a man in a hut at every launch site...Two slipways...if your boat is registered....and u have your RYA PBLevel 2 or higher u may use slipway one....head off to where ever u so desire....slipway 2 is for those who have no qualifications....or unregistersed is a zone mush like controlled by the specail marks around the coast a cordonned off area speed limit resticted to 10 a small area....takes the fun out so people have to go donthe course to get the open sea....not gonna stop idiots who are so called qualified....alrady...but atleast would force people to do the course....Jetskiers...same rules....
Not going to happen....
But there we go...

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Old 30 September 2002, 15:51   #3
Country: UK - England
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I take you're point but feel i must speak up for the RYA and PB instructors - you need to have 'five seasons logged powerboating experience'.

As it goes i got a knuckle wrap for NOT having logged experience and had to 'remember' the boating for about 3 years over a beer during the first night of the course!

I agree about L2 people thinking they know it all however!

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Old 01 October 2002, 05:06   #4
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PB level 2

I can totally aggree the level 2 is in my view like your car driving test -
In that you are now safe to go an learn more by yourself.

Oh and if you have ever taught Uni students & lecturers you will know intelegence is no garentee of common sence

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