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Old 27 November 2009, 16:10   #1
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PBI Skills Assesment session tomorrow !!!!!

Got a powerboat instructor skill assesmnt tomorrow ! what will i be asked to do ? how long will it last etc ?

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Old 27 November 2009, 17:16   #2
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Old 27 November 2009, 18:15   #3
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Old 27 November 2009, 18:35   #4
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Im 18 years old currently with PB 2, 1000s of hours experience in many different boats (i.e. i'd happily do the practical/helming side of any exam now), little or no experience of navigation, night passages etc. Lots of experience with VHF and hold a St Johns ambulance first aid certificate.
He'll been fine as long as it includes radioing ahead for a clear berth, going along side then treating a cut finger when he gets there.
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He'll been fine as long as it includes radioing ahead for a clear berth, going along side then treating a cut finger when he gets there.
The lads 18 years old, obviously enjoying his boating, so a little encouragment
would be more helpfull than trying to take the piss.
All it took was a link to some usefull information. as supplied by Sea skills.
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All it took was a link to some usefull information. as supplied by Sea skills.
Well no, as it happens. His test was to be the following morning, so he had about 5 hours to acquaint himself with the syllabus/test.

As there wasn't any gratuitous abuse or belittlement involved, I wouldn't sweat his age too much either, it certainly wouldn't put the army off shipping him to Afghanistan and I'm sure "the lad" wouldn't expect to be patronised for it either.
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All it took was a link to some usefull information. as supplied by Sea skills.
What I'm getting at is he should have researched the course first, he said himself he has little or no navigation experience yet he'll be teaching people.
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What I'm getting at is he should have researched the course first, he said himself he has little or no navigation experience yet he'll be teaching people.
Well no he wont be teaching people, because it is an asscesment,intended to direct him on the skills he needs to acquire to pass. which has to be better
than going for the course and being totally out of your limits resulting in a fail. Clearly he has alot of learning to do and would be better going down the
rya sylabus pb2, vhf, intermediate, advanced,and then pbi.
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Well no, as it happens. His test was to be the following morning, so he had about 5 hours to acquaint himself with the syllabus/test.

"the lad" wouldn't expect to be patronised for it either.
so are you saying that in 5hrs hes not capable of acquainting himself with the syllabus.
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