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Knowledge Base

Oct
29

Off Season skills refresh


So the nights are drawing in, the weathers not as warm as it was a few weeks ago; it must be the end of the boating season.  For many, it makes sense to put the boats to bed and settle down to normal winter activities around this time of year.  Maybe a little off season maintenance, or an upgrade or two if the weather is…
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Apr
15

COLREG’s


It is sometimes obvious, when we are out on the water, to see how some boaters either have little knowledge of their obligations under COLREG's or are mis-interpreting them.  The most obvious mis-interpretation is regarding 'Right of way'!  To hear two boaters arguing about a near miss situation can be quite informative.  When one party shouts "I have right of way" you just have to…
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Apr
03

Commercial Endorsement


One of the questions we are consistently asked at Mendez Marine is How do I get a Commercial Endorsement?   If you want to work on boats you will need a commercial endorsement on your RYA Qualifications.  The official statement is "A commercial endorsement is required for work on board British flagged vessels subject to the MCA's codes of practice for small commercial vessels.'  …
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Mar
19

RYA Yachtmaster Prep Course


As an RYA Recognised Training Centre we exist to train and educate boaters at all levels. The RYA Yachtmaster qualification is an aspiration & goal for many leisure boaters and also a pre-requisite for progression for many professional boaters. We see many candidates from both groups coming through Mendez Marine, most with all the pre-requisite knowledge and practical skills and occasionally a few without. The…
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Jan
03

How do I get an ICC?


A question that we get asked on a regular basis is 'How do I get and ICC?' Lots of people choose to go abroad for their holidays and want to hire a boat. Most countries now ask for a minimum of an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) to allow you to hire a vessel. To work out what you need depending on the size of…
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