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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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I am teaching Sheri how to drive the speed boat, in addition to the sail boat. I told her that she needs to take boaters saftey, and that I would take it again with her. I took it when I was 12 or 13, and think that it would be a good refresher. It is free, which is even better.

Did you ever take it?
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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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Yep. Took it in middle school.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #3
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Yes, twice now.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #4
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Back when I was 15 and the law was that you could drive a boat or jetski by yourself if you had one. They changed the law right after I got it too. Its a good chorse though. I learned alot that I didnt know, plus you could ask the DNR officer questions.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 10:52 PM   #5
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I've taken the coast guard and power squadron (Grosse Pointe) courses. I've also passed my 100 Ton Master's exams. I highly recommend the power squadron course - it was 12 weeks long (1 nite per week), but you get a lot more out of it.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #6
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nope i moved in 7th grade the school i was at was doing it the next week and the school i went to did it the week before..... dammit
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Old July 10th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #7
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yup. bitches love jetski's, and i had one as soon as i was legal to operate one.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #8
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as much as i hate to say it, I think EVERYONE who drives a boat should be REQUIRED to take more then a one day class... maybe then there would be a little less chaos out there on busy weekends. I also hold my 100 ton masters with sail and tow endorsements
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Cool Trend....I got the tow also...I should've taken the sail too...but didn't...

I agree that every one on the water should take a course...
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Old July 10th, 2008, 11:06 PM   #10
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yep. it was a requirement in high school, had to finish it to graduate
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Old July 10th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #11
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as much as i hate to say it, I think EVERYONE who drives a boat should be REQUIRED to take more then a one day class... maybe then there would be a little less chaos out there on busy weekends. I also hold my 100 ton masters with sail and tow endorsements
x3 in the hands of an idiot, a speedboat is nothing more than a fiberglass cruise missile. if you need a license to fly a plane, you should have one to drive a speedboat.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 11:10 PM   #12
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in middle school dont remember shit.. would like a refresher course or even a booklet to read the rules and stuff..
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Old July 10th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #13
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Mclovin - check this link: http://www.boat-ed.com/mi/handbook/
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Mclovin - check this link: http://www.boat-ed.com/mi/handbook/
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When I was 11 I held a very minor captains license for a while too.

Looking back I cant belive when I was 13, I was taking out my dads 20ft slick craft with friends and riding my friends 60mph seadoos.
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Nope I am not required to have it. But I do know my way around boats. I was on one pretty much everyday through out the summer.
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yes took it twice once when i turned 12 then the following year at school
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Nope I am not required to have it. But I do know my way around boats. I was on one pretty much everyday through out the summer.
do you have a boating permit?
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Nope I am not required to have it. But I do know my way around boats. I was on one pretty much everyday through out the summer.
Figures, same attitude about everything.

Yeah, I took it back when.
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Nope I am not required to have it. But I do know my way around boats. I was on one pretty much everyday through out the summer.
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