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Old 24-06-2019, 21:16   #16
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Re: One for the Aussies - Recreation Skippers Ticket

Ive got the wa skippers ticket after i transferred my QLD boat licence across for i think $50 from memory. I was able to use the QLD licence for up to 6 months but after that they insisted i got the local version.

yeah they arent worth much but i reckon its more a case of the course style being in 1 ear and out the other 24 hours later after passing the test.

For clarity these are recognised by overseas authorities and insurance cos when on Australian flagged boats. For other flags you need to comply with that particular flags requirements which is where things like the ICC have some use.

Here in Australia an ICC is stupidly expensive to get compared to elsewhere though. You can get them overseas for about $100.

If you actually need to learn some stuff as opposed to just have a bit of paper for an official then the RYA courses are pretty good for novices and they will get you the ICC for a smallish extra fee.
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Old 25-06-2019, 06:06   #17
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Re: One for the Aussies - Recreation Skippers Ticket

Hi. Re: RST. My brother flies light aircraft He was thinking about getting an endorsement for sea planes. He was told he needs to get a RST, because once the sea plane lands on water, it then becomes a vessel. I think you just need a RST for a yacht. I have held one for years and have gone from an RL24 with 7.5 hp, to a 45' Samson ketch with 108hp. So I think that is all you need.
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Old 25-06-2019, 17:32   #18
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I have the SA Boat Operator's Permit. Doesn't take much to get but at least I did a basic seamanship course through the Volunteer Coast Guard first.
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Old 25-06-2019, 19:06   #19
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Re: One for the Aussies - Recreation Skippers Ticket

When I insured my boat in Queensland they asked me my boating history, when I said I haven't sailed before they asked me if I would be prepared to do training if they asked, I said yes and they issued my policy and never asked me to do any training. I have done a couple of courses since but they didn't offer much benefit. I have learnt much more from this forum combined with getting out on your boat and experiment, also joined a race crew which gets you sailing every week.

Fun fact, my half day marine licence entitles me to captain any size and type of vessel for private use. I could buy a container ship, register it as a recreational vessel and ricochet way way up and down the coast.
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Fun fact, my half day marine licence entitles me to captain any size and type of vessel for private use. I could buy a container ship, register it as a recreational vessel and ricochet way way up and down the coast.
Ulp! You've got me really worried about my safety on the water, Dave_S.

But let's correct the nonsense first:

In those QLD waters designated as Pilotage Waters, a vessel over 50 metres (even if registered for recreational use) has must carry either:

(a) a licensed marine pilot; or

(b) a person holding a Pilotage Exemption Certificate for that area.

Where are the designated Pilotage Waters?

Most every port. See: https://www.msq.qld.gov.au/Shipping/Pilotage-areas

Precisely for that reason, local manufacturers of boats for the newly rich to show off their lack of understanding of reality limit themselves to making vessels that are below 50 metres in LOA.
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Old 26-06-2019, 17:46   #21
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Ulp! You've got me really worried about my safety on the water, Dave_S.

But let's correct the nonsense first:

In those QLD waters designated as Pilotage Waters, a vessel over 50 metres (even if registered for recreational use) has must carry either:

(a) a licensed marine pilot; or

(b) a person holding a Pilotage Exemption Certificate for that area.

Where are the designated Pilotage Waters?

Most every port. See: https://www.msq.qld.gov.au/Shipping/Pilotage-areas

Precisely for that reason, local manufacturers of boats for the newly rich to show off their lack of understanding of reality limit themselves to making vessels that are below 50 metres in LOA.
No nonsense in my comment, you could do it. :-)
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Re: One for the Aussies - Recreation Skippers Ticket

In a similar place, power boater, but have sailed 30 years ago a lot.

I did RYA course in Melb, both day and coastal skipper 5 day live aboard and yacht master theory. I was going to do competent crew but they looked at my experience and said don’t bother. www.yachmaster.com.au are fantastic.

I would need to do a lot more sailing to have enough “ logged” miles to do Yachmaster coastal including night passages.

Great confidence booster and a lot learnt about tides etc. Boat handling skills increased and even though I am a power boater it’s all relevant. If the wind is right I’m quite happy to single hand now.
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i can tell you the cost of not having a skippers ticket .. in Bunbury .. $220.00 my hubby had just got his fishing boat up and running and wanted to take it out for a quick fish, he'd been doing it up for ages... then bam the water cops pulled him over and did him for no skippers ticket ... and they don't listen to what , if's , but's , but sir ... nuttin... so yeah it's worth the paper it's written on for getting caught without it ..
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i can tell you the cost of not having a skippers ticket .. in Bunbury .. $220.00 my hubby had just got his fishing boat up and running and wanted to take it out for a quick fish, he'd been doing it up for ages... then bam the water cops pulled him over and did him for no skippers ticket ... and they don't listen to what , if's , but's , but sir ... nuttin... so yeah it's worth the paper it's written on for getting caught without it ..
Yep, same happened to one of my brothers. He'd been boating for years before they brought in the West Australian RST, reckoned he didn't need one, waste of time, waste of money blah blah blah, until he got nikked that is
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It’s straight forward to do and once you have that credit card like license you have it for life...just do it!
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