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Captains License
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:18 am    Post subject: Captains License Reply with quote

Was interested in getting my Captains license just to have for any reason it may be needed for. Im not gonna be doing commercial fishing or anything along those lines. I am sure there are many of you on here that have it. Where would be the best place for me to complete this. I live in Ohio but have a place near Holden beach. I wouldn't mind taking it at either place. Thanks guys.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Captains License Reply with quote

vanatta22 wrote:
Was interested in getting my Captains license just to have for any reason it may be needed for. Im not gonna be doing commercial fishing or anything along those lines. I am sure there are many of you on here that have it. Where would be the best place for me to complete this. I live in Ohio but have a place near Holden beach. I wouldn't mind taking it at either place. Thanks guys.


A Captain's license isn't required for commercial fishing here. Only if your "For Hire". On that note.. Sea School, Cape Fear Comm. College and several others in the are offer it and cost varies on license type i.e. OUPV (6-pack), Master 50 ton, 100 ton etc. All that being said you'll need to enter in the National Consortium, show the required sea time for grade your requesting and have a medical eval/physical completed, background check, acquire a TWIC. There's quite a bit of expense to it that we go through and if your not actually using it then may not be worth the money to spend. JMO
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the eyesight requirements? I have permanent damage which affects the vision in my left eye, but the right is correctable to 20/20.  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that I dont NEED it but you never know. It cant hurt to have it. If I get some free time this next year i may get it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a pain in the butt to get and keep up, and unless you actually plan to use it I would not mess with it.

TWIC card, drug testing program, logs, etc
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not 100% positive on this, but I was told when I started to go get mine years ago that your insurance cost would go up with some insurers due to the fact that you had the ability to be for hire. It may have changed and this not be true, but I would check into it before getting the license.

It sounded crazy as I would have thought that additional knowledge would make you safer, but that is what I was told.
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kingsransom1 wrote:
Not 100% positive on this, but I was told when I started to go get mine years ago that your insurance cost would go up with some insurers due to the fact that you had the ability to be for hire. It may have changed and this not be true, but I would check into it before getting the license.

It sounded crazy as I would have thought that additional knowledge would make you safer, but that is what I was told.


There was a whole long thread about this on this very website a few months ago.
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kingsransom1 wrote:
Not 100% positive on this, but I was told when I started to go get mine years ago that your insurance cost would go up with some insurers due to the fact that you had the ability to be for hire. It may have changed and this not be true, but I would check into it before getting the license.

It sounded crazy as I would have thought that additional knowledge would make you safer, but that is what I was told.


If you are insuring a boat for recreational purposes and have a Captain's license, you will not pay more simply because you have it. The application will ask about being for hire or commercial operations. If you are for hire that is when you will see the premium increase for the higher risk on the insurer. BUT, make sure that you answer that question truthfully because should you have a claim for "for hire" exposures under a recreational boating policy, you will probably be footing the bill on that one yourself. Most of our companies exclude those exposures on the recreational policy which is why you do not pay more for it. Be careful....Ask your agent questions.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wavescrash wrote:
Kingsransom1 wrote:
Not 100% positive on this, but I was told when I started to go get mine years ago that your insurance cost would go up with some insurers due to the fact that you had the ability to be for hire. It may have changed and this not be true, but I would check into it before getting the license.

It sounded crazy as I would have thought that additional knowledge would make you safer, but that is what I was told.


There was a whole long thread about this on this very website a few months ago.


Here is said thread, with info from a coastal insurance person
http://saltwatercentral.com/ftopic-54303-days0-orderasc-0.html
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure where you live in Ohio. But Nautical Academics in Beaver falls Pa is a great place. They also have classes near lake Erie at times. Great folks they have lodging for out of town guests.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good for you guys to further your knowledge/and education for being on the water. One thing you'll learn is a lot of the rules of the road. And if you don't quite get out on the water as much as others you may benefit from learning in a class room environment.
Like others have said, it can be tough to keep up if your not out on the water enough, but there are time when you can go back to a refresher to help you keep it. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take the course through Seaschool. They will let you know exactly what you need to have to get your license. Main things are time on the water, first aid, cpr, drug testing, physical including eye sight test, and then passing their test after the class (TWIC card is no longer mandated). Should cost around $700-800 total. If you go to their website they have all the info you need on there and even have classes in Ohio. Classes are 6 days long on 2 consecutive weekends of 3 days each.

Lots of people get it to just have and to have the knowledge. If you can not uphold it by meeting the minimum days on the water to renew every 5 years then you can take a quick refresher course with Seaschool too.

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