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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Any Captains Out There?


My family and I are looking to get a small-ish boat and I've got a few questions for those in the know..

I've been told that I / we don't need a license, but do need to go on a course to get an ICC,
are there any age restrictions for taking this, like a car test?

I'm going up to a marina tomorrow to take a look at the boats and have A chat with some people.

And what kind of maintenance is do i need to do after using the boat?
wash it with fresh water is all i know.


cheers,
Alex
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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Re: Any Captians Out There?

A boat in itself is pretty low maintenance. Keep it clean and free of leaks and you're good.

Marine engine maintenance is another matter...

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Any Captians Out There?

Cheers for that,
I know my way around an engine.
Just not boats
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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Re: Any Captians Out There?

I have a good friend who has been in the marine industry here for many years. He describes a boat as being a "whole in the water that needs to be continuously filled wth money."
If it floats or flies, it's expensive.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 11:45 AM
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Re: Any Captians Out There?

Welcome to Jack's Ship sales! What would you like?

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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Re: Any Captians Out There?

The only Captain I know.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 06:10 PM
 
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Re: Any Captians Out There?

First bit of maintenance would be to spell check the thread title


Just don't buy a boat if it's called "Titanic" The sales brochures lied on that one!!!!
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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I did spell check it
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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Well, I guess if it's going to get silly....

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-13-2008, 12:03 AM
 
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Re: Any Captains Out There?

As soon as I saw this thread I got the song "I'm Your Captain" from Grand Funk Railroad stuck in my head.
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