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Old 02 December 2009, 16:37   #61
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Is he working out how to trim the engine in?
defo looks like an intense look of concentration!
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Old 02 December 2009, 16:38   #62
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yer....still havnt worked it out!

Wish she looked that gleaming white and clean now! Shes got speakers, compass, fuel filter etc fitted now n its a bit grey !
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messing about really! coming along side, pacing, swift water games
Just a point to consider ... pacing is generally frowned upon as a training exercise in most places. Unless it's at slow speed, it's banned by a many organisations (doesn't survive the risk assessment)
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Hi Will

Just wanted to contribute regarding some of your comments, I did many of my tickets when I was able to i.e 16 including instructors, When starting off you may think you know a huge amount as I may have done because you have read all the books etc, but that fact is the Coxswains your refer to are going to have spent more time / been involved in more rescues and therefore just have more experience and better reasoning in certain situations they may not know more on paper but thats not what always counts. All im just trying to say is learn as much as you can from those guys as well as adding your own new ideas for certain situations. You will get more respect in the long run.

Good luck with the rest of your course

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I agree with everything said and im also supprised myself at how easy it is so far and as someone said, it is a scary thought that I or particular members of my course can go out with 12 ppl with lives in their hands and In a certain case....VERY scary!
Are you talking about the Powerboat Instructor Qualification (obtained on a course) or the Advance Powerboat Certificate of Competence, Commercially Endorsed (obtained by an exam)?
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as both an examiner and currently working on commercial boats I do worry as to the level of experience of those who come to us to drive 50ft boats day and night with 12 persons lives in their hands on an advanced commercial cert. Thats why I consider who I pass on exams very seriously these days. But don't worry-it wont be me

good to here it, The standard of passes worries me a lot
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Hi Will

Just wanted to contribute regarding some of your comments, I did many of my tickets when I was able to i.e 16 including instructors, When starting off you may think you know a huge amount as I may have done because you have read all the books etc, but that fact is the Coxswains your refer to are going to have spent more time / been involved in more rescues and therefore just have more experience and better reasoning in certain situations they may not know more on paper but thats not what always counts. All im just trying to say is learn as much as you can from those guys as well as adding your own new ideas for certain situations. You will get more respect in the long run.

Good luck with the rest of your course

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