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Renew a USCG 100 ton ticket..Test or no test?

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  1. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    Of course that assumes that your tenant has a job AND pays his rent instead of just squatting while he steals your plumbing and doors.
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    Yeah, some screening is in order.

    This place is in my neigborhood so if anybody is late on rent I can just go over and rough 'em up little..I am a big fat ugly guy with a shaved head and a foul mouth, usually I get respect..:D

    Quite a few of the tenants over there a students at the Art Institute, no job but rent is coming in on time, thanks Mom and Dad..:)
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    Speaking of not paying rent.

    I had a guy renting dock space from me for his Morgan 36 sailboat.
    One day he decided not to pay rent.

    After a week or two when I was starting to get angry I called him up and said loud and clear that if he did not send a check with Fed Ex the same day for the missing dock rent plus $50.00 extra for "late fee" I was going to start ripping pieces of his fxxxxx boat and sell the fxxxx pieces on ebay to cover the rent.

    Next day I had the Fed Ex envelope with the rent plus the extra $50.00..:rolleyes:
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    Found the answer to my own question:

    MPT http://www.mptusa.com/ in Fort Lauderdale offers a one-day
    refresher course called: Renewal Without Sea Time. Refresher Course or Test.
    The one-day gig is $195.00

    OR one can take the test with no course.

    The next course is April 22...:cool:
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    K1W1 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Does that include all Course Material and Lunch? :)

    How many times in a row can one renew without any actual sea time just doing these type of courses?
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    When did this retesting alternative start? What I don't get is that to get a license you have to test AND have sea time. Now the CG seems to be saying that experience doesn't matter as long as you know how to study for a test. Could they actually believe this? I'm picturing a guy stepping up to the helm of a 100 ft. boat with paying passengers staking their lives on him and he not having set foot on a boat in 20 years.
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    Hi,

    NYCAP- We are on the same page here, this is exactly what I was wondering.
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    I agree, however I think you can only test instead of seatime on up to a 100 ton license. After that you must have the seatime. I also think you can test instead of seatime only once. But again, I'm not sure. Although having to take the test again is good too, because I know of some that have been captain's for many years and working as a captain and have forgotten half of the rules and regs they should know.
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    A 100 tonner can kill a lot of people and break a lot of property. I'm at least glad (if you're right) that it can only be done once. That means we have to step on a boat at least every 10 years. :rolleyes: As for retesting, I'll bet there are a number of things I couldn't tell you that I knew when I tested, like the minimum height of a masthead light, but I'm guessing it's really more important to know to make sure it's working and be able to fix it if it's not. Also, a lot of people are bad at tests, especially those that have been out of school for 20 years. Personally, I'd rather keep their experience on the water rather than the guy who steps on board once every 10 years. But heh, I'm one of those 20 year guys so I might be a bit biased.
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    Don't think Lunch is included...No free Lunch remember..?

    (Since we are being funny here: Did ya know they found a new use for sheep in New Zealand?....Wool..;) )

    Uh, back on track:

    I belive there is a test involved in the 1-day refresher course, but it will be open book.
    I asked the school if I should study before the course, but they said no.

    (Don't have to be prepared..:D )

    As for renewing without setting foot on a boat?
    Yeah, that does not sound right, but uh, in case somebody is pointing a finger in my direction: I have done quite a bit of sailing and local deliveries here in Fort Lauderdale and the Bahamas, just not enough to come close to the 360 days.

    I renewed present license 5 years ago using Sea Time because I was actually working as a Yacht Captain for a while, running a 70 fot Stink Potter in the local area.

    (That was too much work however, my kind of boating involves sitting for anchor in the Bahamas drinking beer..:cool: )
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    Only fingers being pointed are toward the CG.
    The sheep joke was funny. Sorry K1W1.:eek:
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    Hi,

    No offence as there was no joke -Wool is what sheep are for as well as meat for eating unless of course you live in Australia where Men are Men and Sheep are nervous and they have an additional use.
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    :D We're OK Norseman. We're only facing 4,173,460 angry e-mails. K1W1's gonna get 21,007,310 and they're close enough to visit.:eek:
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    Yup, we are safe from the wrath, but uh, the secret is out....:eek:
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    Hi,

    I might have to agree with that after seeing this Welsh filmclip.

    They do say Wales is Woolyfull but this is not what you see everyday even there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FX9rviEhw
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    That was extremely cool. I'd actually seen a PBS special a while back featuring that older guy with that dog. Their the #1 team. He gives a little whistle the dog goes left, another-right, a third he runs up the hill the retrieve a tragler. Amazing. Thanks for sharing that.:)
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    I just received my 5th issue Masters license and got a bit of a surprise with it. Instead of issuing a license which has always been a bit unwieldly to protect when your working a lot of boats they've switched to a Merchant Mariner's Credential like the rest of the crew has been using for years. Much more convenient. Anyone know when this change came about?
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    I just renewed my license Feb 2009, and got the same old style of license on a sheet of paper. So what you're saying is they put your license on a credit card type plastic card?
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    No, it like a passport. It's like the regular book that a merchant seaman would carry.
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    Well, won't ya know it, the school cancelled the class and moved everybody to May instead..Should be a double class then but without me in it:
    Sailing to the Bahamas instead, trying to get a few weeks in paradise before the 'cane season sets in.

    With the grace period and all, I have plenty of time to renew the ticket and with the school on Andrews Ave here in Fort Lauderdale, 5 minuttes from meh house, should be easy enough to do later in the year.

    So you did it on sea time only? No test, no refresher course?

    Hmm, will have to quiz ya on the height of the mast-head light when I see ya here in Fort Lauderdale next week...:D
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