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Re: Don't need no lessons..just go..

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Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
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.

Having instruction provides one with the experience of that instructor. Learning from an instructor's mistakes is much cheaper than learning from your own.

Reading Colregs may provide you with a little knowledge which, as we know, ...
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