View Poll Results: Have you taken / passed a boating safety course?
YES - And I am current
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YES - but I'm not current
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NO - but I'm going to this year
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NO - I Don't waste my time
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Old 01-05-2007, 07:28 PM
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....First time you go boating you notice so many boaters screwing up.
Amen brother ... that's why "inexperienced boaters" are the #1 cause of accidents. What can/should be done about it?
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Old 01-05-2007, 07:56 PM
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US Power Squadron Course
Arizona Game and Fish Safe Boating Course (and I teach it too.)
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:01 PM
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Yes, but I am out of date. Where does one go to get a 'decent' course?
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:05 PM
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Get mine 3 years ago.
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:18 PM
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Yep, took two courses, one by the Coast Guard and the other by ODNR.
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:58 PM
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I have been a member of United States Power Squadrons for 23 years and teach the basic boating course as well as some elective courses. If anyone on this site that owns a boat and can't pass the test you really sould not be on the water. Remember they are for basic boating and are not in anyway a high performance class of any kind.
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:22 AM
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I never thought about takeing it.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:29 PM
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Yes and 33 yrs behind.

There is an online course that's a good refresh'r.
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Tres' course was invaluable to me. After 20+ years of driving boats.
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Old 01-06-2007, 04:33 PM
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I hold a 100 Ton Ocean Operators license with navigation from Mississippi River to Cape Cod. Until selling out last year my family had operated a fleet of 90' steel Scallopers in the north atlantic for 40 years. I still plan to take Tres course sometime this year.

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