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Old 25 July 2013, 08:11   #1
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Powerboat Level 2 training

Hi everyone.

Have just purchased our first little RIB (4.8m). Can't wait to pick it up at weekend.

We are now planning our training. Should we go for the level 1 or level 2 powerboat course? Our thinking is that we should go for level 2 and be done with it. Don't want to pay for level 1 only to find out that I need 2, waste of money that is......

Also, who/where can offer the best training at the best price within the Essex area or close by.

Cheers Gary
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Old 25 July 2013, 08:24   #2
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level 1- that's the steering wheel, it steers the boat. That's the throttle, it controls the speed

Go for level 2. And to be quite honest I still think that is directed at the complete novice!
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Old 25 July 2013, 08:34   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

Definitely level 2 - not really much point to level 1.

Got a pic and details of your boat?

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Level 2 it is then........ Well, if it's aimed at a novice then that's us...... Now. Who can offer a decent course at a decent price and is in Essex or close by...
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To be honest most places bundle them together anyway, you'll have to go out of your way to find somewhere just offering level 1 on its own!
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Old 25 July 2013, 09:35   #6
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Level 2 it is then........ Well, if it's aimed at a novice then that's us...... Now. Who can offer a decent course at a decent price and is in Essex or close by...
Used to live in Essex but not sure who offers it there (I'm East Sussex now) but there will be a few in Kent too - one thing though be sure to take the course on the sea rather than inland.
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Old 25 July 2013, 09:49   #7
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Go straight for level 2. Why not make a weekend of it, come down to poole the weather is great and a great area to learn in and around the harbour. Try powerboat training uk based at cobbs quay.
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Harbour Sea School in Poole is also excellent they have own boat or school boat coursers running every day of the week !! Why not make three days of it and bundle in a VHF course as well !!
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you will do 1 before 2 anyway. you can do it in a day, just
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you will do 1 before 2 anyway. you can do it in a day, just
Could you explain this a bit more please
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