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post #22 of Old 05-31-2009
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Originally Posted by bubb2 View Post
Hey MR. Smart Yachtmasster. If you had any respect you would not ask if it is really a "qualification." It is not a Certification or Certificate. It is a USA Federal license. With a Real Federal Security Clearance. Just who does the background check on a Yardmaster Certificate?

This is the Federal law Covering the Master Of Oceans License less than 1000 tons.

10.418 Service requirements for master of ocean (note the singular) or near coastal steam or motor vessels of not more than 500 gross tons.

This makes me feel better.

So you are the master of your vessel and not the oceans, the same as I am. I've just never felt a need to hold a security clearance or have a background check done to manage a boat. If you do, well, I guess that's OK too.

We are only masters of our vessels while the ocean allows us to be. When the ocean decides it's time to take charge, you and I are both masters of nothing. Try not to call yourself a Master of Oceans, it sounds pompous and it's completely untrue.

And BTW, Federal schmedral. Why would I want to understand your Federal licencing matters?

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