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Old 13 October 2008, 08:31   #1
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Training Looking to do Advanced PB

Another quick question, looking at doing advanced PB course, know theres lots of good trade people on here any recommendations ?
Is there anyone that does it near Chichester Harbour ?
Can you do own boat or is it best to use the schools ?
Is it worth doing ?

Any thing else I should be asking ?

Thanks all for your help
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Old 13 October 2008, 09:25   #2
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Regarding the Advanced: heres my personal view..........

Go do it somewhere other than your local patch.....and you can certainly do it in your own boat as long as its up to spec with regard to kit / insurance etc....

Is it worth doing???? thats down to you - but i would say a definate yes as subject to weather you could learn an awful lot....however if its calm you may not learn much on the rough water handling side of things - like i say to lots of people.......what do you want from your Rib, what conditions are like ly to be out in, how often are you out in marginal conditions??

I would suggest you tailor your training to your expected area of operations:
a, occasional use - daylight only - PB 2 sufficient
b, frequent use - night and a bit lumpy - PB Adv = essential

however as with all things - currency on type of boat and conditions encountered all adds up to a learning expereince each time you set foot on a boat!!!!

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Old 13 October 2008, 10:40   #3
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Another quick question, looking at doing advanced PB course, know theres lots of good trade people on here any recommendations ?
Is there anyone that does it near Chichester Harbour ?
Can you do own boat or is it best to use the schools ?
Is it worth doing ?

Any thing else I should be asking ?

Thanks all for your help

Merlin, I can recommend Dave Manning from 1st Wave http://1stwavepowerboattraining.webeden.co.uk

I did my course with them and was really impressed. Dave operates from pwllheli and only runs the advanced courses from October / November so the conditions are more challenging.

Good Luck
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Old 13 October 2008, 13:05   #4
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Alternatively, if you do want Chichester harbour, try Nigel Tuttle at Hayling Sea School - http://www.haylingseaschool.co.uk/.
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i can recommend Tim at Griffin Marine Services in Cowes, IOW, fantastic course and great instructor, have just done mine at the weekend and it was a very good course, learnt alot

www.griffmarineservices.co.uk is his website.

With regards to worth doing or not i would say yes, further training is always a good idea and this course is well worth it.


as Chris says, good luck.

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Old 14 October 2008, 04:45   #6
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thanks for the help and replies,
i think i will take up one of these offers and get some more training

look forward to joining the various names that I see on the forum on the water soon, and having some fun
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We use Peter White, Seafever who does a lot of work around Chichester Harbour. See www.seafever.net or call 01342 316293
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