Unless you have a professional need to get your USCG 6-Pack license, I'd suggest you look into any USCG Auxiliary or Power Squadron courses offered in your area.
I got my captain's license back in 1999, before leaving for the Bahamas. Although it taught me a great deal, especially how to identify different types of vessels from their lighting configuration, I probably could have received much of the same information from books or local classes. Remember, your instructor's primary focus will be to prepare you to answer the USCG exam questions, not help you to be a more competent skipper.
Last edited by AlanBrown; 09-02-2009 at 11:55 AM.
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