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Old 14-07-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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R.Y.A. training school.

Just looking at their website,the cost of a book of 10 level 1,2,or 3 certificates is only 18.99 if you have your own training premises(working on it)yet the local R.Y.A. trainers are charging 399.00 for a 2 day course and a whizz round the bay doing man overboard,etc,etc, 3999.00 for ten pupils on a 12 man RIB over a weekend,nice work if you can get it and the v.h.f. course as an add on afterwards,going to have me some of THAT and then flog everyone of them a brand spankin new boat on no deposit instant credit for 50 quid a week. You WILL get on the water.
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Old 22-07-2010, 12:13 AM   #2
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Just looking at their website,the cost of a book of 10 level 1,2,or 3 certificates is only 18.99
There is no such thing as the Powerboat Level 3, I think you are looking at the dinghy section, the Powerboat Level 2 course does not come in a book of certs anyway, its a bit dearer with a book included. But that aside most people don't think about it as marking up the certificate costs, its more about the 2 day powerboat course that comes free with the certificate.

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yet the local R.Y.A. trainers are charging 399.00 for a 2 day course
I don't think that is an unreasonable price for 2 days tuition, fuel, use of boat, classrooms and all of the business overheads etc, however there are very few centers that charge that much, going rate is generally under 300 often somewhat less

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3999.00 for ten pupils on a 12 man RIB over a weekend,nice work if you can get it
Would be, but RYA Powerboat courses are taught with a maximum of three students on board. You would have 8 empty seats.

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and the v.h.f. course as an add on afterwards,
going to have me some of THAT and then flog everyone of them a brand spankin new boat....
Funny that those motivated purely by money don't seem to spend long in the affluent world of instructing!! Best of luck to you.
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Old 22-07-2010, 07:34 AM   #3
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There was 12 in our class when i took my level 2,6 in each rib,down New Brighton,aint motivated by money at all,want to get as many people who have never tried a boat before out on the water,close to retirement now so what i will be doing will be more of a hobby.Not interested in dosh,got plenty
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Old 22-07-2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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Not interested in dosh,got plenty
Good you will need it going into boatbuilding !
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