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Can someone recommend a class? This is something I've always wanted to do. I'm in Connecticut.
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Rather than getting your CG licence (as you'll just have to renew it in 5 years) I'd suggest you become a suicide bomber in Iraq, you'll have more satisfaction knowing you've done the job right the first time!
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Rather than getting your CG licence (as you'll just have to renew it in 5 years) I'd suggest you become a suicide bomber in Iraq, you'll have more satisfaction knowing you've done the job right the first time!
Thanks very much for your help.
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Hi All, I posted a navigation question here a while back and got a lot of good advice and help, I just wanted to say thanks. I passed my 50 ton Master with Aux. Sail endorsement today. I home studied and it was a real marathon, about 3 months of 2-3 hours a day 7 days a week. I learned a hell of a lot, and I thought I knew a lot when I started! Not planning to do anything commercially with it, but I feel good about having it. By the way, I didn't have an intercept problem on the Nav. test, but I did learn how to do it! Thanks again, John Davidson

Good...now...there is a very very fine line between you and me....somewhere in the Atlantic ocean...don't cross it.... stay there...on that side...
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Congrats Captain. Now you can see how long you can keep all those "Rules of the Road" in your head.

Yankee - Google it. There should be courses available. I strongly recommend a program that is certified to give the exam as well. The CG guys can be a little tough on folks. They think it's fun ! In the Boston area, New England Maritime runs a great program.
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Good...now...there is a very very fine line between you and me....somewhere in the Atlantic ocean...don't cross it.... stay there...on that side...
Actually, If I sail west from the West (best) coast of the USA, I don't believe I would have to cross any lines in the Atlantic to find Portugal. But why would I want to? Don't you have big, fat boats there??? Or is it big, fast boats? Sometimes I get them mixed up.

Yankee, I agree with the suggestion to find a class that gives the test in house rather than going to the CG. Sorry, I don't know of any to recommend in your area. John
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I'm not much help in terms of recommending schooling but i would not be too concerned about sitting in front of the USCG for the exam. In fact, I was unaware of any school or organization that was authorized to administer the USCG exam. The maritime academies hold the exams on campus, but under USCG supervision. I've sat for four exams, plus renewals of my Master's license, and the proctors are generally USCG enlisted men with little or no knowledge of the exam. They do not even have the answers, let alone the knowledge to explain any confusing questions. They are merely proctors, charged with ensuring that you have not secreted the COLREGs away in your shirt. The exams are actually administered out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-a noted deep water port.(G) That being said, I've found the CG in Baltimore to be rather amiable by comparison to points further north. But then Baltimore itself tends to be more amiable than point further north. Good luck.
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Yes, Baltimore is so amiable that it is the 12th most dangerous city to live in according to this website and this website... and has one of the highest violent crime rates, as seen here, where it is ranked first. Statistics are based on the 2005 year, which is the most recent year that has complete statistics out currently.
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Sailaway, most of the schools now advertise "No USCG exams!", they give exams in house and they are not the same as I took at the CG REC in Seattle. Reportedly (second hand info.) they are much easier because the instructors know what they will be testing on so they teach you what you need to know to pass the test. I didn't take a class so I learned it all(well, most of it). I think this only pertains to lower level ratings; OUPV, Master 100 tons, etc. Someone here on Sailnet probably has better info. than I do.
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Actually, If I sail west from the West (best) coast of the USA, I don't believe I would have to cross any lines in the Atlantic to find Portugal. But why would I want to? Don't you have big, fat boats there??? Or is it big, fast boats? Sometimes I get them mixed up.
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We have a line to the South and one to the North also...don't cross them....
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