Step 1. Document 365 days at sea on the coast guard Small Vessel Sea Service Form. If you plan on operating as a captain in near coastal waters you will need 90 days of near coastal experience to qualify for a license that allows this.
I'm not trying to discourage you. Start documenting today so you can get your license some day if you want to.
Last edited by SteveInMD; 02-26-2013 at 05:22 PM.