Re: another AB to Mate question
I think Mid Atlantic Maritime Academy is starting a license prep course. I know it may be intimidating to try this on your own, but I am telling you can can teach yourself almost everything you need in home study courses. Get the Murphy Books, Capt. Joe's CD, Lapware, the training plotting chart, Maneuvering Boards, tides and currents tables for testng, Nautical almanac for testing, Bowditch, Universal plotting sheets for celestial, some triangles, dividers, pencils, a calculator and you are ready to rock and roll. I have been at the Coast Guard with guys that went to Houston Marine for study programs and LE Fletcher study program and those guys were failing their tests. I know there are success stories out there for them, also. Just stating my experience. Then there were the lapware and Captain Joe's self study guys there and those guys were knocking it out of the park. I initially took a study class for my 100 ton at Sea School in Mobile, AL. I went for ten straight days and I took the test right there. They gave me a certificate and I turned that into the Coast Guard for my 100 ton. Then I did a study class for my 500 ton Master license Near Coastal at Passport Marine in Pensacola, FL. I went there everyday and stared at a computer screen. I was thinking shit. I can stare at a computer screen at my house and not have to drive 60 miles each way to do it. I did pass the test, but it had nothing to do with the instruction I received from the guy. It was the material and what I did with it. After, that I did the Joe's, Lapware and Murphy books and have had great results. If you put in the study time you will pass the test.
Last edited by Capt. Lee; February 22nd, 2011 at 05:34 AM.
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