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Old 07 August 2005, 15:27   #11
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My first trip out of a river into the solent on a very calm day almost had both of us in the water - this after reading books and being used to the boat in the river on at least two dozen occassions. It was quite worrying when doing the level two how much we didn't know before. They same goes for the radio course. I think if youre going to invest in a boat (however small) then the cost of the course is fairly insignificant.
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Old 08 August 2005, 10:28   #12
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There's no substitute for proper training so I go along with "do a level 2" course. However, if you want toread up about it beforehand I would suggest either "Powerboating" by Peter White published by Ferhurst or RYA Powerboat Handbook published by the RYA. There are a number of printing errors in the RYA book, but for basic handling techniques it should give you a taste of what to expect.
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