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zola049
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Airboat Safety Course members needed

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Good afternoon,

Looking for 8 people interested in taking an airboat safety course here in South Florida.
I AM NOT affiliated with any particular company nor am I the one providing the class. I want to take the course and I need a group of 8 to make it happen. We can dial in a date range (3 days needed) and make it happen. Price in the vicinity of 1k. If interested, message me please.

If this kind of post is not allowed, moderators let me know and ill take it down. Thanks to all.
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$1,000.00 ?? You might be hard pressed to find 7 others on SA, maybe post on Facebook or something of the sort. Does taking this course help with insurance or is it required for a captains license? Can't imagine what they can teach you taking 3 days? A lot of learning is from seat time. I do hope you find you fellow classmates. If you do it, please post here and give us all a rundown of what/how they taught you.
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Blownaway540 wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 6:45 pm
$1,000.00 ?? You might be hard pressed to find 7 others on SA, maybe post on Facebook or something of the sort. Does taking this course help with insurance or is it required for a captains license? Can't imagine what they can teach you taking 3 days? A lot of learning is from seat time. I do hope you find you fellow classmates. If you do it, please post here and give us all a rundown of what/how they taught you.
https://myfwc.com/boating/airboat-course-providers/

That link should answer some questions. I understand what you're saying. Ive been air boating for almost 15 years and I'm far from an expert. I will say that something like this can be a good introductory course for people seeking practice before just buying a 60k boat and letting it rip. Depends what you're after and if you can afford to spend that kind of money.

Thank you and I will definitely check back here and let you know if I did the course.
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Thanks for the link, I see the course is mainly for captains operating with passengers for hire. That will help with the safety issue. I've been at it for close to 40 years, sunk 2 different boats, slid into a tree ( oak tree you're in my way), and still improving. Nowadays, it is more dangerous than years past, not as much common sense or courtesy on the water, hence the reason I try to avoid the weekends and holidays. Everyone needs to be on their toes, go right if you meet a boat and be mindful of their prop wash.
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Good advice. Stay safe out there.
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Who’s it with? If not USA marine training call Randy and schedule a three day with him. Or if it is load your boat up and come to Levy county and take it in his backyard or jump on up coming class . Most operators courses are for commercial, LE and search and rescue teams and employees.
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unforgiven11B wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 8:18 am
Who’s it with? If not USA marine training call Randy and schedule a three day with him. Or if it is load your boat up and come to Levy county and take it in his backyard or jump on up coming class . Most operators courses are for commercial, LE and search and rescue teams and employees.
I fall into 2 of those categories. I sold my last boat almost a year ago. Currently getting quotes for a new build.
I sent emails to all the course providers and only heard back from one so far. I have to follow up with phone calls but I've been busy putting out other fires. Thanks for the feedback.
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zola049 wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 5:13 pm
Good afternoon,

Looking for 8 people interested in taking an airboat safety course here in South Florida.
I AM NOT affiliated with any particular company nor am I the one providing the class. I want to take the course and I need a group of 8 to make it happen. We can dial in a date range (3 days needed) and make it happen. Price in the vicinity of 1k. If interested, message me please.

If this kind of post is not allowed, moderators let me know and ill take it down. Thanks to all.
Thanks for posting..I have a strong interest in the course..Three of us actually!
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Sounds good I sent you a message.
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You have other options if you are interested. $1000 is a little pricey for a class of 8 or more. You can get the class done for less and don't need 8ppl. Yes it's a little cheaper if you have at least 3 but it still isn't $1000 for 1 person. Contact me if you would like. You can either contact me here or you can reach me at 954- Six 24-five 195

Update= I already have a price per person for you and it's well below $1000 per person and you don't need 8ppl.
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