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Old 01 April 2007, 14:24   #1
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who is the most competative in the portsmouth area. I am looking at taking the wife and myself for a splash in the next few weeks, and will this suit us unfit 40s ex ribsters (awaiting merryfisher delivery?)
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Old 01 April 2007, 14:48   #2
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Hi Antiqueboy,

I'd reccomend giving Haslar Sea School or Stormforce Coaching a ring (not that I'm biased of course ). They both run sea survival courses from the same location on the River Itchen, and have plenty of dates.

www.haslarseaschool.co.uk / www.stormforce.biz

The Sea Survival is a really fun day, which makes a lot of valid points about abandoning to liferafts, attracting attention in Distress, and movement ability in Wet Weather Gear and Lifejackets. The highlight of the day is the Pool session, during which you practice getting in and out of liferafts (not as easy as it sounds!), working as a group in the water, experience being in an inverted raft, and practice righting a raft.

You'll have a good day, and take loads away with you!
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Old 01 April 2007, 15:17   #3
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thanks jimbo
i like the look of the bsac outboard maintenance course, may have to call stormforce about that one too!
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thanks jimbo
i like the look of the bsac outboard maintenance course, may have to call stormforce about that one too!
No probs - let us know how you get on with the courses!
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Old 02 April 2007, 02:02   #5
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both Kev & I did ours and I would recommend it, it is not only good fun, but does give you lots of points to think about !!

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Sea Survival & First Aid/Diesel Engine

Another informative weekend for my lot & me at Stormforce Coaching this weekend...

Sea Survival for 7 of us on Sat - comprehensive theory session in the morning and a particularly realistic wet session in the afternoon! Be under no illusions about how bloody difficult it is to haul yourself + a few beefy casualties into a liferaft (whilst maybe not feeling top notch yourself!). Has got to be experienced to be believed... and btw, this is not just a course for WAFIs.

Diesel Engine for 5 and First Aid for 2 on Sun. I knew feck all about engines (diesel or petrol) prior to this ... (the handover of my outboard went something along the lines "keep an eye on the bits spraypainted yellow and leave the rest alone"!). Yesterday's Diesel Engine course was v practical - engine broken down into systems (fuel, coolant, electrical etc), lots of engine-virgin-friendly diagrams, troubleshooting and hands-on practice. There's something for everyone on this course as my 4 engineer companions will vouch.
Now, just need me a yacht, a load of blue smoke and a few odd noises so I can practice my diagnostic skills!

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one of the best courses i have done good fun and informative
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a yacht, a load of blue smoke and a few odd noises so I can practice my diagnostic skills!

Isn't that one covered by "He's lit his pipe and is trying to use the VHF in the marina to order a pink gin"?

(sorry...I'll get my coat)
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