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post #11 of Old 07-02-2007
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Originally Posted by ibn2it
"Also, making it up to the 104 is a bareboat charter cert. So, the ASA log will be your proof of training if you want to charter someday"

I have this cert. and I am interested in chartering in the near future. Does anyone know how much clout this carries with charter companies?

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The Admiral and i each had up to 104 with a few dozen daysails in keelboats as the total of our experience, and we were allowed to charter, no problem.
-Did the fact that we both had the paper matter? Maybe, i don't know.
-Did the charter company ask the school? I would think so, but i don't know.
-Were we comfortable? Yes, but we had along a friend with lots of beachcat experience (but no papers), i had been reading everything sailing for years, and we were cautious.
-Did we have any problems? No, thankfully.
-Did they have our credit card as ransom? You bet your ar$e they did!

I suspect that last item is the one that truly matters

From a safety standpoint (your safety, that is) what really matters is what you actually retain and still understand from the classes once you let go the docklines.

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