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What classes to take

I expect to retire in a couple years.
When I retire I plan on doing something sailing related because I don't think I would do well doing nothing.

Under the theory that you never know what the future will bring I'm taking advantage of the time I have to collect experience and certifications that might potentially be useful.

I have achieved my USCG Captains licence.
ASA sailor teachers certificate, 201,203,204,205
SCUBA Certification

I have just signed up for the ASA radar endorsement.
I have scheduled to get my HAM radio license.
I will probably get my CT concealed carry permit.
I am writing for a local boating paper
I've been doing a couple deliveries a year with sailopo.com


So what else could I do to:

1. Improve my resume
2. Collect certifications that might be useful
3. Learn something
4. Have fun

Number four is the most important.

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She is getting her certification to teach TaiChi so she can take care of me in the style to which I've become accustom.
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The best on the water learning experiences are often learned through teaching
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Take a friend's engine apart and put it back together. Make sure you tell him first.

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Hi friend, which marina did you winter your boat at this year?

Seriously we have talked before about a diesel class. I know of two companies that do one.
I have been looking for a diesel to work on. It is an expensive proposition though.

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Re: What classes to take

I was thinking of getting one of those sailrite machines and making some slipcovers for sofa the dog damaged.

So I'm not only thinking of classes but projects too.

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Re: What classes to take

As far as number 4 goes: Go sailing
As far as number 1 goes: Retired and adding to your resume? See above.
The school of hard knocks should be enough, go sailing, you'll learn far more out here.
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Hi friend, which marina did you winter your boat at this year?

Seriously we have talked before about a diesel class. I know of two companies that do one.
I have been looking for a diesel to work on. It is an expensive proposition though.
I'm taking the injector pump off again, once it warms up a little. Also replacing all the hoses and belts, saving the old ones for spares. Oh, and swapping out that pesky thermostat. You're very welcome to lend a hand. I'm even willing to eat an apple while you paint the, err, while you work.

Yes, I'm interested in a diesel class -- preferrably one that uses a Perkins for training. (And a captains license class. Will probably re-take a SCUBA class with my daughter. Haven't dove since we explored the bottom of the Port Jefferson anchorage.)

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I believe there are some classes that at least one person on certain races are required to take.
What to you think of those.
Might get me a race slot.

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