Originally Posted by HoveRuss
Worst thing is the bloody qualifications. in Queensland, NONE of my RYA stuff counts for toffee, I have to go back and do a boathandling course before i can even use it. Was just on the point of doing Advanced here, but its just not worth it.
Different rules in different states, I'm moving to the worst one!
Trust me, WA is a lot worse than Qld -I brought a boat that had just been put in survey in Queensland round to WA and the MA5 issued by WA surveyors had 13 deficiencies on it !!! (Almost $ 20,000)
However, depending on what UK qualifications you have, you should be able to get somebody to RPL your UK tickets for the Recreational Skippers Ticket and away you go....