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Old 12 August 2009, 13:23   #21
Country: UK - England
Town: Brum
Boat name: UTV
Make: zodiac FR
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke 15hp
MMSI: 999
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Big waves, small boat ;)
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Old 12 August 2009, 14:05   #22
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Length: 8m +
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Dont want to be a big Head but I have the most qualifications.......

Its a roofing ticket!

It covers the lot

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Old 12 August 2009, 14:15   #23
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Originally Posted by Rogue Wave View Post
S'funny you look like you might have had longer experience than that
I've had a hard life, what's your excuse

Originally Posted by Rogue Wave View Post
Surely you must have been on a Sunglass and Sun creme selection course before you could go boating in the first pace.: cool:
I have a diploma from the Rayban Wayfarer academy, i'm skilled in the art of sun lotion application, female squashy bits a a speciality, and I know a bowline from a sheepshank, so I'm fully qualified.

Besides, it aint rocket science, forward to go forward, back to go back!!!!!
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt!
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Old 12 August 2009, 14:48   #24
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Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
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Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
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Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
I've had a hard life
I should hope so with your name
Here it comes again, I don't stand a chance
Soul possession, Got me in a trance
Pullin' me back to you - Deja Voodoo
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Old 12 August 2009, 15:32   #25
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Boat name: Nutkin Too
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RYA Level 2
Sea Survival

HSE First Aid
Co- Responder
Safety at Height and Confined Space L2.
RNLI D class Coxswain
BCU Senior Lifeguard

BSAC advanced diver
CMAS 3 star

BCU Coach
BCU First aid tutor
BCU Lifeguard Coach

Oh and a blue light license!

Bude Dive Club -
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Old 12 August 2009, 15:36   #26
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Town: Jersey
Boat name: Archangel
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: ETec 225
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I don't have any qualifications either except a VHF licence. I was a commercial fisherman for ten years so I can always play the 'old man and the sea' card when looked down upon by fat yachtsmen.
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Old 12 August 2009, 16:41   #27
Country: UK - England
Town: Leicestershire
Make: Avon SR4 Zodiac 310
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Engine: Merc 40 2s Merc 15 2
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Posts: 175
Only RYA Level 2 powerboat but going to do RYA VHF
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Old 13 August 2009, 02:49   #28
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Town: Salcombe, Devon, UK
Boat name: BananaShark
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Length: 10m +
Engine: 2xYanmar 260 diesels
Join Date: Mar 2003
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I forgot I also have an O level in navigation (really!) that involved the use of a sextant and a big book of tables, there was also the Seamanship course that involved driving an old lifeboat up and down the Thames without hitting too much - I passed that as well!
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 13 August 2009, 04:34   #29
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Boat name: Wildheart
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Length: 5m +
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Some historical paperwork in here:

Sportsboat with tidal endorsement signed for both displacement and planing craft (a.ka. PB level 2)
"NDSC / tidal" (now Dinghy Level 2)
Dinghy level 3
Dinghy Instructor (Expired coz I got a "real" job & didn't clock enough hours to keep it live )
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Old 13 August 2009, 05:31   #30
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Minimum quals

In my opinion, its worth while going to ISA/RYA Powerboat level 3.

It allows for a lot more flexibility around doing night time runs, and is worth the little bit extra. There are some additional skills that any good skipper could benefit from. Obviously all the regular VHF, First aid too. Any responsible boat owner should have these skills, before we start talking about legislation.

Live long and sea rider :-)
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