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Hello from Munich, Germany

Hi -

I'm supposed to introduce myself, so here goes:

I'm an American living in Munich, Germany...been here for ten years. I grew up sailing lasers in South Carolina, but when I moved here I stopped sailing because it takes a lot of time and energy to get a sailing license here....
After ten years, I realized that Germany wasn't going to change the law for me, so I am cramming for my motorboat license (the first one I have to get) and will thereafter be studying for my first sailing license.
I've decided to look at it as a wonderful opportunity to learn the theory behind all the stuff I learned by doing as a kid...but it sure is a lot of stuff. (400 questions, no multiple choice, 90% to pass, and that is just the Motorboat lic.....sailboat is more)
Never one to do anything halfway, I am keen to find a little boat for the beautiful lakes around here, and, if I can afford it, a cruiser for the Med. (All those islands I have visited in the past ten years would be so much better on a boat.)

Wish me luck for my tests....and perhaps we'll meet on the water.

Wookie1974
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Good luck on the exams! I looked at the list of questions for the various Binnenschiffahrtspatente and opted to keep my boat registered in a country with more lax examination requirements
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Good luck Chewey.
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Hey Wookie - welcome to SN dude! Good luck on the tests!
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Wookie,
I remember doing those tests for Binnenschiffahrtslizenz in the late '70's. Not much fun, but at least very educational.
I spent most of my youth on the lakes around Munich.
I am not sure how the rules have changed, but most lakes there require a permission to boat. On the Starnberger See for example, there is a waiting list that right now is about 6 years long. Once you get your permit, you will keep it for 4 years, and then move over for somebody else. The permit holder has to be on board, and the Polizei spends their time checking ID's on the lake. My family has held an uninterrupted permit for approx. 25 years, by simply applying under another family members name as soon as a new permit was given. Even German laws have loopholes!
I think sailboats without engines are exempt on some lakes but not sure.
It certainly isn't as easy as here to back up a trailer and drop the boat in...
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Bernd
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