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Old 30 April 2012, 15:35   #1
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Anyone out there that can be recommended for PB2 course & own boat tuition in Scotland? Ideally on the forth but could go through west if required. Boat is twin engine 38' halmatic. Im wondering if it would be better to get the person through the PB2 on a standard small sailing school rib & then a bit of tuition on our bigger boat that she will end up working on?

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The staff at port edgar are really good and they will instruct on your own vessel. I would advise using your own boat as soon as possible as it will be completely different to the handling of the searider school boat with a single 60 on the back. The instructor will be there to stop the boat getting away and all the tricky stuff in the marina is at walking pace.
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Old 30 April 2012, 16:04   #3
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Neville,

Gregor at Sea Trek in Glasgow (city centre) posts on here as Speedy. When I did my PB2 with him we did the last part in my own boat.
Ian at Sea Skills (username here SeaSkills) used to run training from North Berwick - not sure if it has all moved to Oban now.

Either of them could probably provide something.

A word of caution about selecting a provider - make sure you check the instructors have actually spent a lot of time on twin engine boats of that size... ...its quite possible to become a PB2 instructor having never driven something like that.
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Polwart is quite right about the instructors experience. I had different instructors for different PB levels so a basic PB2 instructor may run a mile from a 38ft twin or even worse pretend they were experienced....nightmare
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I would recommend Ian Wilson at Seaskills. He did an RYA Advanced course for myself and a friend in my own RIB, it was very much tailored to our own needs whilst still ticking the RYA boxes. It was first class. I know he does a lot of "Own boat tuition" and does a lot in bigger boats such as the Halmatic.

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At a minimum make sure you get an Advanced Powerboat Instructor but in this case I would recommend that you use a Powerboat Trainer such as Ian at Sea Skills.
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thanks for the Seaskills recommends, much appreciated
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Gregor @ SeaForce.co.uk on here is very good too, based on tall ship in next to Glasgow museum.
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