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Old 07-09-2013, 11:25 AM
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Hi - Does anyone know of any captains courses being offered in the North east over the summer?

Not the online version, a sit down in class one. I haven't had any luck finding one yet.

The other options are I could fly down to either Annapolis MD for a week of instruction or Key Largo Fl - trying to go places that I have friends so I don't have to pay for a hotel..

I've done 60% of the captains course online and am just not up to where I need to be studying on my own. Classroom instruction seems to be required in this situation.

I have called seaschool already, they simply don't offer anything up here in NYC (or around here) because they say not enough interest.

I've got two weeks of vacation to burn on this..
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Check out the Nautical School. Www.nauticalschool.com

They're located on LI, but have classes all around.
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Thanks, exactly what I'm looking for - there's a class in there that fits my needs perfectly!
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Do you intend to work on your license or are you getting one just to get it? There is a lot more involved in the process of getting one these days vs 10 years ago. Its not really worth your time if you just want to call your self captain on you own boat.
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Originally Posted by CaptKennyW View Post
Do you intend to work on your license or are you getting one just to get it? There is a lot more involved in the process of getting one these days vs 10 years ago. Its not really worth your time if you just want to call your self captain on you own boat.
Agreed. I used to charter part time, but have not in 10+ years. I placed my license into continuity status as it wasn't worth the time and the money to keep it current just to say I have it. I can always"turn it back on" by documenting sea time and taking the physical/drug test as well as the TWIC card now needed.
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Getting it because work is requiring it..
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Originally Posted by John_Madison CT View Post
Check out the Nautical School. Www.nauticalschool.com

They're located on LI, but have classes all around.
If I could find something exactly like this but in Key Largo FL it would be awesome.. off to google.
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BTW, I used the Nautical School to do my Physical, Drug Test, and review & submit all my paperwork . It made the process much easier.

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Originally Posted by makosteve66 View Post
Agreed. I used to charter part time, but have not in 10+ years. I placed my license into continuity status as it wasn't worth the time and the money to keep it current just to say I have it. I can always"turn it back on" by documenting sea time and taking the physical/drug test as well as the TWIC card now needed.
I thought you had a one year grace period to renew or its gone? Can someone clarify? Im up in March
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Throwing around the idea of just getting the 100-ton license. It will fit into my schedule, but it's an extra week long. Main reason to do this is because I cannot seem to find any one week 6 pack courses that are during the day. (The above suggestion is my backup plan, but would rather not sit in class from 4 -1030 and drive home everyday, or spend 1000 bucks on a hotel room for the week)

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