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post #15 of Old 10-03-2012
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Re: Don't need no lessons..just go..

Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
I am not sure I would want to learn Colregs "hands-on." You do have to read them, know them, and adhere to them.
Agreed, however none of that requires an instructor, lessons, or paid help.

For a cruiser, certification helps with insurance rates at a small level (based on my experience). Other than that it means nothing. The card in your wallet won't float the boat.

Lessons learned are opportunities earned.
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