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post #9 of Old 10-10-2012
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Re: Help With Offshore Navigation

I hold the grade of N in the US Power Squadron and I teach C N, so I can say authoritatively that you should not even consider taking your boat out of sight of your departure point. For your immediate needs get a buddy who has the knowledge and experience to take you where you wish to go. Then:
Seamanship 1 year
Piloting 1 year
Advanced Piloting 1 year
Why? The consequences of a screw up range from a minor grounding to to drowning, with a lost boat and a legal nightmare somewhere in between.

Our Squadron does not charge for courses except for materials.

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