Originally Posted by SeaMaster
Also what is a small vessel sea service forum? .
When you want to go get a license, they will ask you to show proof of your time abaord vessels. The sea service form is how you do that. Any time you work on a boat for someone, make sure you get them to fill one out for you, and put it away in a safe place. I think these days they even want it notarized with a letter from the woner as well.... though I am not completely sure about that. When you turn 18 I think you can apply for a Operator of Uninspected Vessels License, and you will be happy that you already have all the sea service forms in your possession. There is nothing worse than not being able to get credit for your time because you could no longer find the captain or owner.