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Old 12 August 2009, 07:03   #11
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yamaha
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 134
i've got my cycling proficiency and a GCSE in P.E.
boating qualifications include training freddie flintoff how to operate a pedalo

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Old 12 August 2009, 07:21   #12
Country: France
Town: Nantes
Boat name: A l'Attaque
Make: Sea-Way
Length: 6m +
Engine: Not here yet
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 455
Originally Posted by JSP View Post
I've got a letter from me mam saying "Don't come back"
I won't ask why.

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Old 12 August 2009, 07:31   #13
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Country: UK - England
Town: New Milton
Boat name: Jianna
Make: Osprey
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 E-TEC
MMSI: 235076954
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,934
For peforming on the surface I have;
RYA Day Skipper,
RYA Level 2 Powerboat,

For performing below the surface (or maybe when it all goes wrong )
BSAC Advanced
BSAC Open Water Instructor

For the dry stuff
French 'O' level (failed)

Dust creation specialist
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Old 12 August 2009, 07:56   #14
Country: UK - England
Town: Buckingham
Make: Ribcraft 4.8
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 75
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 352
Only RYA Level 2 Powerboat & RYA VHF SRC, but would like to do RYA Day Skipper at some point.
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Old 12 August 2009, 09:46   #15
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,551
Boating - nothing - nil - nada - zip .

Something that says I can use a radio , something that says I can fly a plane , driving licence, endless pointless work quailifactions ( but I'm unemployed ! ) & tufty badge.
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Old 12 August 2009, 10:10   #16
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Edinburgh
Boat name: Orca
Make: Zodiac Pro
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mariner
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 74
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RYA Level 1 & 2 Powerboat & RYA VHF...

Has no one got a Blue Peter badge or Jim'll fix it badge?
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Old 12 August 2009, 10:13   #17
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Make: Aquaflyte
Length: 6m +
Engine: Merc 90 2Str
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 414
Much the same as many other posters

RYA Level 2 (Powerboat and Dinghy)
RYA Day Skipper
RYA Safety Boat Certificate

Of all of them, the Safety Boat ticket was the course I enjoyed the most. Spent a whole weekend blasting round the harbour learning to rescue people from different situations. By the end of the Sunday it'd picked up to Top End F6 gusting F8 and the two dinghies and the one windsurfer that we had out as our casualties were finding hard not to capsize. However all involved (including the dinghy crews) had a great weekend

Also a member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
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Old 12 August 2009, 10:19   #18
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
None. Not required to have any.

Pleasure craft in the US are de facto licensed for a VHF, so that's covered as well. No requirements in my state for a mandatory safety or operations course (a few states do have such requirements); and I probably would have been grandfathered in without the course anyway.

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Old 12 August 2009, 11:22   #19
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverness
Boat name: none
Make: none
Length: 5m +
Engine: none
MMSI: none
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,908
For Boating-

RYA Level 2
RYA Advanced
RYA Powerboat Instructor
VHF and SRC certs
BSAC Diver Coxswain

For Diving-
SSAC Third Class Diver
BSAC Advanced Diver
SSAC Nitrox diver
TDI Extended Range Diver
IANTD Trimix diver
TDI Advanced Gas blender
PADI Open water diver
PADI Advanced Diver
DAN Oxygen Administrator
and loads of others

but as said before experience is the key apart from French where I also have a 'D'
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Old 12 August 2009, 11:47   #20
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
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Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
I've got an ICC and some Overseas Helmsman thingy, but I put more faith in my 35+ years of experience, rather than a couple of bits of paper from the RYA.
S'funny you look like you might have had longer experience than that

Surely you must have been on a Sunglass and Sun creme selection course before you could go boating in the first pace.: cool:

Whilst I don't advocate training as such I do believe a theory test should be mandatory

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