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Old 04-10-2006, 08:39 PM
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Just finished the boating safety course with Tres Martin.

Many may consider doing this to get a reduction in your insurance rates and many will. That is the icing on the cake.

I have been performance boating since 1990 and the reams of new information presented to us was amazing (not that I thought for one second I knew that much, .)

You will learn what is happening in the insurance world, accident claims, how to handle ventilated bottoms and cats, how to get out of impending accidents, how to recognize bad things starting to develop, evasive maneuvers, docking procedures, life jacket and fire suppression safety and trailering safety.

AND, Tres is permanently available to former students for help and advice on safety, insurance, and boat tuning and set-up questions.

And he came to us way up here in the Northwest.

Money well spent
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Old 04-10-2006, 09:00 PM
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here here......
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Old 04-10-2006, 09:11 PM
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You will learn what is happening in the insurance world, accident claims,


don't forget thefts
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I do plan on taking his course in the near future. His price is expensive, but then you cannot put a price on safety. If you learn one thing in his class that's saves lives or you from a potential hazardous situation, it's worth every penny.

The reduction of insurance is a minimal. I wouldn't take the course for that reason alone.
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Your right, it is the icing on the cake

Fellow OSO'ers Beertruck and Camshaft were also in attendance.

Learning how to read a boats actions prior to an incident, understanding what is happening under the boat to crate that and then knowing what corrective action you take and why you take it is what makes the course worth it.
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Uhhhhhhh..... don't you mean "hear hear"?... mind my homonyms Steczzy baby!.....
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Yep it is a great class, but kind of amazing to find out what you don't know.
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Uhhhhhhh..... don't you mean "hear hear"?... mind my homonyms Steczzy baby!.....

yeah that what i meant you, swine...... how have you been, i have not seen you around in a while..... i think i miss you....
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Your right, it is the icing on the cake

Fellow OSO'ers Beertruck and Camshaft were also in attendance.

Learning how to read a boats actions prior to an incident, understanding what is happening under the boat to crate that and then knowing what corrective action you take and why you take it is what makes the course worth it.
Did you guys learn how to read the water and how far ahead to look in this course?
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Old 04-11-2006, 02:58 PM
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Yes,

We learned how to adjust for following seas, quartering seas, different levels of chop, rollers, and wakes. How to cross wakes from the inside of a turn, straight on and from the outside of a turn (or not to) in both step vees and cats. how to keep the nose aimed and what to watch for before something happens, how to trim for all these different scenarios
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