Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Arlington, VA
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Congratulations to both you guys. It really IS an ordeal these days. As some posters here know, I was stupid enough to let my 100-ton license (held for over 25 years) lapse. And, worse, to go beyond the 1-year grace period.
If you're dumb enough to do that, as I was, the only recourse is to go back to the very beginning. I've done the OUPV (6-pack) bit, and am about to tackle the upgrades later this month (masters, offshore, sail endorsement, etc.).
And the physical. And the drug test. And the eye test. And the hearing test. And the references. And the detailed listing of sea time/place/boat/dates/signatures, etc., etc. etc. And, the shelling out of considerable sums of $$ at every step.
As Denr said, these days it's easier to get a root canal.
Shark-infested waters don't scare me. They don't like rum, particularly good rum like Mt. Gay, so I always manage to maintain an acceptable level to ward off their attacks :-))
Last edited by btrayfors; 04-12-2007 at 05:58 PM.