Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-12-2014, 09:23   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2014
Boat: Hylas 54
Posts: 129
Chapman School of Seamanship Training

I a rusty sailor needing a (re) education to start building experience towards a bluewater cruise. I was considering the Mariners course at Chapman School of Seamanship in Stuart, Florida. A nine week full time course covering Rules of the road (14 hrs), seamanship and boating safety (30hrs), marlinspike seamanship (14 hrs), weather (16 hrs), boat handling (60hrs), navigation (74hrs), boat and engine maintenance (76hrs).

Any thoughts and experiences with this course? Was it worth the approx $5500 and 9 weeks of full time study? Are there alternatives that you know of?

Hobiehobie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2014, 18:29   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CLOD in OH
Posts: 257
Re: Chapman School of Seamanship Training

1998 was the year we did the 2 week course at Chapmans. Rules of the road, navigation,weather,electronics, maintance(RW and Closed circuit systems), holding tanks , fuel tanks, water tanks) ect. My wife and I found the 2 week course to be very informative. Being landlubbers from OHIO we needed all the help we could get. Having just purchased a 49 DeFever. I already had a Mechanical background and trouble shooting electrical problems was not a problem. But the overview of the boating systems helped. If your mechanical or electrical background is weak I would highly suggest further study. There is no berm to pull onto (aka your car) when the crap hits the fan. It is up to you to be self sufficient. Best of luck and see you on the waterway.
Mark Zarley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-12-2014, 08:20   #3
Sponsoring Vendor
LTDsailing's Avatar

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Grenada, West Indies
Posts: 252
Re: Chapman School of Seamanship Training

The Chapman School of Seamanship program is great - but if you would like to start off with a liter sailing refresher, Check out our seven or ten day Cruise and Learn sailing adventures in the Caribbean!

Beam winds,

Chris Rundlett
LTD Sailing - Living the Dream!

LTDsailing is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Chapman Piloting & Seamanship Sebastien N Classifieds Archive 0 05-08-2013 10:06
For Sale: Chapman Piloting&Seamanship +Maptech Embassy CruisingGuide LIS-CapeMay - $40 Sebastien N Classifieds Archive 0 16-07-2013 06:18
Annapolis School Of Seamanship:Diesel Engine Classes Alecadi Engines and Propulsion Systems 13 15-04-2011 11:01
Trawler Seamanship Training ViribusUnitis Powered Boats 15 30-12-2010 19:18
Chapman School Bill_R Training, Licensing & Certification 2 25-07-2008 01:23

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:55.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.