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Old 30-07-2009, 06:27   #1
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Recommended '6-Pack' Study Guide

I'm thinking of picking up a USCG six-passenger captain's license at some point and wonder if anyone has a particular study guide to recommend.

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It would be easiest to go to a school and take there exam. The pool of questions quite large but publically available. If you take a course (such as Mariner's School), they limit the selection of questions and cover the question in the exam in the course so passing is easier. You reallydon't learn much but you get your ticket. That said, the plotting section is the part that sinks most. If you have th sea hours get the Master's ticket as well. The test is much easier than the "6-pack" exam and the course is ine weekend.

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I believe the CG will provide you with a package that covers the test?......i2f
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Go to Amazon and buy the BIG think book from Charlie Wing "Getting Your Captains License" and read it front to back and then to the front again and use the CD to take numerous tests for all levels including the sail endorsement. You go take sections or the whole thing. It's multiple choice, many require a little math skill work and understanding (Which is ALL covered in the book) and then go from there. Or...
go throw some money on the counter at a 'school' and do the same thing.


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For DIY ditto db above.

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Get your captain's license: the complete sutdy guide
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Think you would find the class room format to be the most effective and interesting. The opportunity to interface with others and the instructor can also provide information not covered by the class or tests. I found it was actually Fun.

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