Originally Posted by BlackHeron
Makework is makework. A certification
only states that the holder spent some time and effort at some point, and jumped through some hoops to get a piece of paper that says they probably passed some tests or evaluations that may or may not be relevant or remembered.
If you want to rent a bareboat charter
that piece of paper may only get you into the door to present an actual resume of sailing experience or demonstrate actual competency to the actual people who will be the ones allowing you take their equipment
out beyond their immediate vicinity unsupervised.
I fully agree, but these days daddy government
requires licenses for all sorts of nonsense.
I don’t have any desire to charter a boat
, I’m happy with mine and if I decide to get something bigger, smaller, different, I’ll go that route
Also a fan of the license to learn bit, hence my question about ASA