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
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.