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#503122 - 04/08/15 08:50 AM owning a boat  
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I have been searching the forum for info on the process of owning a small 18-26' runabout and getting licensed to operate it after moving to san pedro. So far, I haven't had any luck. Could someone please point me to the thread? I'm sure this topic has already been covered. Thanks!!

Dawn Schick
#503124 - 04/08/15 09:55 AM Re: owning a boat [Re: dschick]  
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#503127 - 04/08/15 10:51 AM Re: owning a boat [Re: dschick]  
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Thanks!! That link has a wealth of information!

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#503133 - 04/08/15 01:46 PM Re: owning a boat [Re: dschick]  
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The Port Authority has an office at the extreme southern point of the island in a small wooden house. Three men work there and are helpful. They have copies of the Mariners'Handbook, It's a 60 page study guide for the Captains Licences test. The book cost 15. bz dollars. You'll also have a piratical exam driving a boat. Both test are fairly simple and straightforward. Heads up on driving your boat to take the exam, his first question will be ,'Who captained this boat down here?' it goes downhill from there if you can't produce someone with a licences that brought it to the test site.
Like all the permits and permissions you get while living in Belize you'll run into the need for a lot of patience and a good sense of humor or I promise you will crash and burn. It's magical to simply say, 'I don't know how to do this ,can you help me.' and The kiss of death comes shortly after you say 'Well, that's how we do it in the States.'

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#503139 - 04/08/15 05:48 PM Re: owning a boat [Re: dschick]  
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Excellent and much appreciated advice. Thank you!

Dawn Schick
#503159 - 04/09/15 06:20 AM Re: owning a boat [Re: elbert]  
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Was the word "piratical" a wonderful accident or further example of your clever mind?


#503160 - 04/09/15 06:23 AM Re: owning a boat [Re: dschick]  
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spellcheck failed me

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#503162 - 04/09/15 06:58 AM Re: owning a boat [Re: dschick]  
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Spell Check was on point Elbert..It simply knows you better than you might think...

#503173 - 04/09/15 08:24 AM Re: owning a boat [Re: dschick]  
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The "piratical" part comes when there is an issue that can be overcome with cash...

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