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Old 08-04-2016, 10:00 AM   #3
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Being a mechanic is Zero percent of being a captain.

That said...I am the first to say boating isn't all that hard and is only as dangerous as you make it.

Seeing impending danger is a product of experience.

Heading for the Bahamas is a moderate responsibility...but even beginners with enough coaching can do it. Blue water excursions require tens of thousands of miles of blue water experience...aircraft carriers don't count.

A big roll of the dice?

Maybe....

Your example is similar to the best jet engine mechanic becoming a pilot in 6 years of really part time work.

Would you take your family on a flight with someone with those qualifications?

I might...but I would have to know the guy became rabid on preparing himself for the responsibility.
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