Originally Posted by hmason
The local CG Aux. vessel inspector was unaware of this as well.
Originally Posted by Larry M
We ran into something similar with the CG Aux a few years ago regarding our electronic copy(s) of the USCG Rules of the Road. The inspector said we had to have a hard copy. I asked him to please check with the higher ups and I got a nice reply back saying an electronic copy would suffice.
For the record, both of these issues were well-communicated by the CG Aux and all vessel examiners should be well aware of them. If an individual examiner chooses not to be informed, I'd question their commitment to the program. It's a volunteer organization.
To me, the real value in the exam is not the sticker, but the chance to have a second set of eyes on board and a knowledgeable person to bounce ideas off.
If that's not what you got, got to safetyseal.net, type in your zip code and pick another examiner from the list. A lot of people don't know you can call them up and they'll come to you, on your schedule. And if you fail the exam, they'll come back when you're ready. They get credit for both exams, so they really don't mind.