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Old 17-08-2009, 11:55   #1
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Another Licensing Question...

Macopa's question got me thinking about this, but it's purely a hypothetical question: If one is color blind and cannot get a USCG license, can they still get work delivering boats? (Assume they've got years and years of experience on the water - just can't get that piece of paper)
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There are exceptions to the colorblindness test. I know of one person who is partially colorblind and got his license. Its too complex to describe here. You have to call the Coast Guard and explain the situation.
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There are exceptions to the colorblindness test. I know of one person who is partially colorblind and got his license. Its too complex to describe here. You have to call the Coast Guard and explain the situation.
Thanks, David M. I inquired many years ago when I had my whole life before me. It seemed I could've gotten some kind of 6-pack license w/ restrictions to daylight hours. My question was hypothetical in that while I am color blind (red/green no less), I have very little experience in boating (partly as a result of that realization). I was just wondering if deliveries would be out of the question for someone with a similar "disability" (for lack of a better word) even if they had a great sailing resume. I imagine insurers could use it as a way to weasel out of a claim if anything goes wrong (and therefore nobody would hire anyone without the license)?
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I dont believe you need a USCG license to deliver Rec boats, only if you have passengers....
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There are special filters for use by the colour blind in Europe to enable them to work out whether it is red/green and these are sold for sailing. They are made in Sweden, and certainly sold for this purpose in UK

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