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Old 16-12-2010, 09:28   #1
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Check Out the Fancy New Electronic Navigation Equipment I Got . . .



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Old 16-12-2010, 09:46   #2
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Does it work with Windows 7?
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that will never work, to difficult to figure out Nobody has ever gotten anywhere using that system If your not careful you could fall off the edge ot the earth
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Where do the batteries go?

Good luck with your captains license. When do you take your exam? Be sure to get your radar and sailing endorsement.
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Is that the open source version?
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lol @ the windows 7 / open source / fall off edge of earth replies

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Good luck with your captains license. When do you take your exam? Be sure to get your radar and sailing endorsement.
Thanks man. End of January, then doing STCW and able seaman. Basically anything I have enough hours for. They do master inland / master near coastal on the oupv course as well which is pretty cool. I think the sailing endorsement comes later (according the maritime institute's schedule).
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Old 16-12-2010, 11:34   #7
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They have an app for that, you know.*







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Hey Rebel,
In October, I completed MII's online self-study course for Master/Mate NC and Sailing Endorsement and passed the exams. The 90% pass rate on rules of the road is a challenge, though their placecard study aide really helps. Navigation is not difficult once you understand set/drift, speed/time/distance; however, the practice charting questions took a good 10 hour day to complete. I found with multiple choice, if you you are off by the width of a pencil lead or 1/4 degree, you'll be between two answers. I ended up using a .5mm mechanical pencil and checking everything 3 or 4 times. Have a big erasure! Be prepared to slough through dozens of CFR sections till your mind is numb on minutiae . The Deck/Seamanship/Fire/Lifesaving makes sense once you've been on a boat for a while and (if you had enough time) you could lookup the answers in the CFRs. I felt there were patterns with the questions and answers and kinda got in a groove.

Overall they do a good job and I'm sure you'll succeed. Let me know if you have any questions,
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