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Old 01-02-2014, 18:52   #31
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Re: question about a 6-pac license

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What is your intended use for your license? I ask as we did like many and just bypassed a six pack and went on for a Masters License.

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I don't have an intended use. Maybe if I get a tow endorsement I could work for Boat US, or it might help with a delivery. But I'm getting ready to to retire, while I'm working I make better money than I ever could afloat.

Maybe VANITY is the best answer. I dislike being called ?Captain wo a cert.
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Old 02-02-2014, 15:14   #32
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Re: question about a 6-pac license

Another factor you need to consider is the recency of the time. When I got my initial license, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth your sea time could be no more than 5 years old. Don't know how they do it today though.
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I don't have an intended use. Maybe if I get a tow endorsement I could work for Boat US, or it might help with a delivery. But I'm getting ready to to retire, while I'm working I make better money than I ever could afloat.

Maybe VANITY is the best answer. I dislike being called ?Captain wo a cert.
Then I'd go for a Masters and just do whatever additional hours it takes. Then you can work up to higher levels. A six pack is a step but not going to help you much toward other possibilities. It's a step that's not required either.
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Another factor you need to consider is the recency of the time. When I got my initial license, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth your sea time could be no more than 5 years old. Don't know how they do it today though.
They don't put a time limit on total time. They cover that by requiring a certain amount of time within the past three years. In his case at least 90 hours recent / past three years. But they accept time from you turning 14.

The problem with most of that old time is documenting. It took me a lot of effort to find documents regarding boats I'd previously owned. I wouldn't normally have reason to maintain records of boats purchased and sold years ago.
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Old 02-02-2014, 16:01   #35
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Re: question about a 6-pac license

I just talked to a fellow cruiser who retired from PA DMV. While he is not positive, he is pretty sure NJ will be able to find the old registration numbers.

Here's hoping.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:52   #36
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Re: question about a 6-pac license

Just talked to NJ DMV. Computer crash in 1985 wiped out all previous records. So they are no help.
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