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  1. #1
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    Default Please recommend me a training course/provider

    Hi all.

    A bit of background - I've had my boat about 4 years now, have done a hundred plus hours on it and haven't ever done any formal kind of training. I recently moved from Brighton Marina to the busy Chi and feel now that it would be a good time to learn more about it all to boost my confidence and the safety of my family.

    Level 1 powerboat seems to be the one but would this be a little too basic do you think?

    Many thanks.

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    This chap is very good.

    http://www.5starmarine.co.uk/

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    Thanks ben


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    Mendez marine is another.

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    Elessar also teaches ...

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    I would have thought level 1 PB a bit of a low start for someone with 4 years of boat ownership behind them. PB L2 at least, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulGooch View Post
    I would have thought level 1 PB a bit of a low start for someone with 4 years of boat ownership behind them. PB L2 at least, IMO.
    Agreed, you won't learn much from PB1 now, it's very basic stuff. PB2 is probably best for you with a view to maybe doing Dayskipper theory next winter.
    'I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered! My life is my own!'

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    PB2 or maybe a tailor made couple of days to cover the bits you're specifically uneasy about. I can vouch for David at 5star or Julie at Mendez, both are really good instructors.
    Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireball View Post
    Elessar also teaches ...
    Beat me to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by galadriel View Post
    Beat me to it!
    But he does not teach the Powerboat scheme. He is a Cruising Instructor power which means he teaches Helmsman and Day Skipper practical courses only.

    I have already spoken to the OP and advised Powerboat 2.

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