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Old 07 September 2012, 15:47   #1
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qualifications

had a phone call off my sister in law who`s looking to buy a boat(well more a fecking yacht !)

i was wondering what sort of qualifications you would need for varying sizes of boat and engine ? .. i`m guessing pb2 might not make the grade

Regal Commodore 2665 for Sale - 32000, Located Cardiff this is the kind of thing she`s looking at
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PB2 "covers" this but it might be worth doing the course and then getting a tutor to come on for a day and do some boat handling skills in the monster.
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Old 07 September 2012, 16:15   #3
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PB2 "covers" this but it might be worth doing the course and then getting a tutor to come on for a day and do some boat handling skills in the monster.
they make me sick,i took em out in my sib the other week and decided they liked it lol !

oh to have some dough .... still at least i should get my filthy mits on it haha
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You dont need any qualifications at all until 80ft ish.

However its good advice above, go for a day skipper and if they are completley new to boating do it on their own boat.
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Qualifications? Here in the US people buy boats like that all the time. With no clue what they are doing, they slide them off the trailer, and tour around. Usually anchoring out, drinking heavily, then attempt to get them back on the trailer and home safely. Not that it is safe...just what stupid people do every day here.

The assumption is that Regal probably has a Duo-prop setup and should handle very well. It is a reasonable length boat, and not that big. The learning curve may be steep, without some initial guidance, and docking initiation.
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For the Regal in the UK you don't need any qualifications.
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thanks for the feedback, i`m gonna do pb2 and vhf for myself...it just seems like a whole chunk of boat !

the boat they wanted was sold , though i did reccommend they go with something a bit more ahem `robust` lol

he was a bit p*ssed off because he needed to buy a 7.5 tonner to tow it( yep haulage contractor)

i`m sure they`ll still be looking as they`ve set their heart on it..but i think it`s a great idea to hire a skipper for the day,or even better organise the pb2 on board ? .though i couln`t afford to go halves lol
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thanks for the feedback, i`m gonna do pb2 and vhf for myself...it just seems like a whole chunk of boat !

the boat they wanted was sold , though i did reccommend they go with something a bit more ahem `robust` lol

he was a bit p*ssed off because he needed to buy a 7.5 tonner to tow it( yep haulage contractor)

i`m sure they`ll still be looking as they`ve set their heart on it..but i think it`s a great idea to hire a skipper for the day,or even better organise the pb2 on board ? .though i couln`t afford to go halves lol

You can just about tow it behind a big 4x4 and stay legal. I know where there is a really nice 2004 Rinker 250 with the much nicer V8 and its 7k cheaper than the Regal if he's interested.
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If the boat is bought organise an "own boat tuition" PB 2 course with yourself, sister in law and a n other with a reputable commercial RTC and ensure that you get an Advanced Powerboat Instructor with experience of sports cruisers - money very well spent
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