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    Default Coast Guard Auxiliary boating class

    Here is the information for the next boating class offered by the local Coast Guard Auxiliary. This is a great class and most insurance companies will give you a discount on your boat insurance after completion. Allstate gave me 10%.




    Course: Boating & Seamanship Skills

    Dates: October 22 - December 19, 2007

    Days/Time Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

    Cost: $60.00 each

    Location: Anchorage School District

    Highland Tech. High

    5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd.

    Contact: Dean Terencio, 345-1654,

    Email: dterencio@gci.net

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    Default Worth the time and money

    I took this class a few years ago, and I really thought it was worth the time. I covers a lot of safety issues, as well as other practical boating things like tying proper knots. Even if you have been boating for a lot of years, I would still recommend attending this class.

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    Does anyone know of a class being offered in the Mat. Valley? Thanks

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    I haven't heard of them doing one out here! maybe if we could get enough interested parties they would come to the Valley????
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    Default Boating class

    I'll start working on a boating safety class for the Valley....I'd like an idea how many would be interested? Please send me a PM or post on this thread so I can get an idea, thanks! Mike

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    Count me and my wife in. Thanks

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    Is it just a one or two night class?
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    My wife and I would be willing to go in the valley, sounds like a good thing.

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    There are several class possibilities; most boaters can manage a short class (8 hour) and a few can do longer classes spread over several weeks. My guess is that a Mat Valley class would be a short class as the instructors will be commuting in from the Anchorage area; usually the long classes are done by local instructors. The Auxiliary instructors are all volunteers and we try and make it easier on them by offering the longer classes in their local areas.

    Regardless, the 8 hour class is quite good even if students often want more. We would very much like to build an instructor cadre in the Valley, so if anyone is interested in teaching boating safety, please PM or call me, thanks!

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    So is the above listed class a single course every Monday and Wednesday from October 22 - December 19 or is it a series of the same course done a few times? Maybe I should be looking into a shorter class as there is no way I would be able to make it two nights a week for two months.

    Days/Time Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
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    Default Valley Class

    I would be in
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    Smile short class times?

    I live in Chugiak, and would be interested in the 8hr course. With the job there would be no way I would be able to get those evenings off consistantly for 2 months. Once I learn enough, I wouldn't mind volunteering to teach a few classes. I currently teach classes to the flying community, might have to change the thought prosess a little!

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    Default Boating Class

    The class listed in the first post is a single course (with 14 or so chapters) and gets into a fair amount of detail. The price listed is per person for the entire course; not for each class...here's a list of the chapters:
    1) Which Boat Is For You?
    2) Equipment For Your Boat
    3) Trailering Your Boat
    4) Handling Your Boat
    5) Your "Highway" Signs
    6) The Rules You Must Follow
    7) Piloting Your Boat
    8) Powering Your Boat
    9) Lines and Knots
    10) Weather and Boating
    11) Your Boat's Radio
    12) Inland Boating
    13) The Rest of Our Story

    I have an old copy of the cirriculum, so the current course could be slightly different, but you get the idea! It's a great course, but it does take a pretty fair time committment. The 8-hour class is really condensed and there's a lot you don't/can't get in 8 hours. Still very useful stuff! Mike

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    And for Fairbanks we have....? Anything? thanks. john

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    Default Fairbanks classes

    John:
    Call Chuck Gewin at 488-9853 or Mike Ostler at 488-8207. Mike

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    My wife and I took the long class last spring. We did not make all the classes, a few more then half. We did make sure we knew what was being covered in class and did study at home. We both passed the course, me with ease, my wife squeeked thru with a 2 question margin. She had some difficulties with the navigation part, but had picked up enough to pass.

    I did see two folks not pass......so it is not a gimme course or test.

    I have been in and around boats since I could walk and came away from this course with a lesson or 3 the better. I have my books if any one is interested in taking a look. I am in Chugiak.

    TBlooma you need the long course>>>>>>>>> better yet I can teach ya.

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    This class covers different topics every night. It does take up a lot of time but the information is very good. Making class is not mandatory but you do have to pass a written test at the end to receive your certificate which some insurance companies require to get the discount if they offer it.

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    Default oldfish

    It sounds like a good class. Don't have a big boat yet, but i'm working on it.But I would vote for the valley class 8hr.

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    Default How is the intrest?

    Quote Originally Posted by CG Boating Safety View Post
    I'll start working on a boating safety class for the Valley....I'd like an idea how many would be interested? Please send me a PM or post on this thread so I can get an idea, thanks! Mike
    Have we had enought intrest yet to consider a valley class? Be sure and let mIke know if you woudl attend a class??
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