We don’t have a formal schedule for publishing new blogs, but in line with the nature of being on the water, when the weathers bad we’ll sit down and update more information for you. Topics that we cover include issues raised with us during a training session or a change to safety equipment or alerting systems.
We’d love this to be a way for us to enter into dialog with you about your plans, ambitions and questions about being afloat. Please do comment below or contact us via email and let us know what you’d like us to cover next.
/ Winter Boating I always get a little down when someone says to me ‘season’s coming to a close’…… it’s like being turfed out of your favourite restaurant at the end of the night because everyone who works there wants to go home….. We should enjoy ourselves based upon our own
Do I need to take RYA Powerboat Level 1 (PB1) before I take Powerboat Level 2 (PB2)? What is the difference between the PB1 and PB2 courses? The simple answer would be no, you don’t need to take PB1 first but it is a little more complex. Indeed, many people will tell you not
A question we get asked is how do the Day Skipper and the Powerboat Level 2 Course fit together? Which is first? The answer is not quite as simple as it may first seem. The RYA run two certification schemes, the Powerboat Scheme and the Motor Cruising Scheme. (To be fair there are more than
The weather has definitely taken a turn for the cooler this last week. As a result my normal boating gear has had a few additions. New boaters regularly ask me if we boat all year and the answer is a definite yes! The secret is to planning the boating and your waterproof kit well. We’ll
Link to guidance from the RYA. Twice in the last week people have asked me for information on prop guards. I thought perhaps it is time to put a quick post up directing people to the guidance available from the RYA. The RYA are “the national body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms
What we’ve been doing 2019 has seen us teaming up with ‘The Boat Club’ at Parkstone Bay Marina, we’re giving boat club members a regular monthly update on all the various things that make up their boating experiences, from navigation to managing the boat and venturing further afield. For Dorset Marine Training, This relationship allows
It’s easy to make a ‘New Year’s Resolution’. Something you want to do, think you ought to do, even promise to do….. something that will be good and hopefully change you (in a good way)….. We have a ‘new year’s resolution’ to improve the training facilities that we offer each year. The best way to
What next after a Powerboat Level 2 Course? Having just had one of our busiest months for Level 2 Powerboat Courses, we felt it was time to talk about the next steps. We sincerely hope that if you undertook the course with us that you had a great time. We hope you want to carry
I thought I’d update this entry on ‘Safetrx’, the app from the RYA that allows us to be tracked, but we’re out on the water to escape right???? . Do we forget to leave details as to where we are going and when we plan to be back? What options there are to remedy this?
Buying a Boat You’ve made the decision to leap into boat ownership – exciting times but where are the best places to find the boat of your dreams? If you’re not sure what you’re looking for the options can be overwhelming. Even if you know exactly what you’re looking for it can still take some