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I'm thinking of taking one of the United States Power Squadron's boating courses (either Basic Boating or Boat Smart) in St. Clair Shores.

Who has done this before? What did you think?

The Basic Boating course is 7 weeks long (2 hours per week):
Squadron: St. Clair Shores District: 9 - Web Site
Contact: Mike Boyle Phone: 586-524-2321
Location: VFW Bruce Post
Address: 28404 Jefferson Ave (just N. Of 11 Mile Rd.)
City: St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Start Date: MAR 31, 2004 Time: 07:00PM

The Boat Smart is 4 weeks long (2 hours per week):
Squadron: St. Clair Shores District: 9 - Web Site
Contact: St. Clair Shores Recreation Dept. Phone: 586-445-5351
Location: St. Clair Shores Civic Arena
Address: 2000 Stephens Drive
City: St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Start Date: MAR 17, 2004 Time: 07:00PM

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I plan to take the BOAT SMART course with my son Michael, but at Mac & Rays starting 3/23 at 7PM.
 

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I didn't see that one. It actually fits into my schedule better. May see ya there.

Squadron: Detroit District: 9 - BoatSmart - Web Site
Contact: Joseph C. Tatham Phone: 586-997-3618
Email: [email protected]
Location: Mac & Ray's Marina
Address: N. River Rd.
City: Harrison Township, MI 48045
Start Date: MAR 23, 2004 Time: 07:00PM
 

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FullThrottle and I are taking the Boat Smart class right now through Mt. Clemens Power Squadron. Great class. Only 2 more classes to go. The kids, 8a nd 5 are going through it as well for the exposure. There are a lot of kids in the class we are in. Good to see.
 

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I just called & confirmed the BOATSMART class for tomorrow:

Squadron: Detroit District: 9 - Web Site
Contact: Joseph C. Tatham Phone: 586-997-3618
Email: [email protected]
Location: Mac & Ray's Marina
Address: N. River Rd.
City: Harrison Township, MI 48045
Start Date: MAR 23, 2004 Time: 07:00PM

There is no cost for the class & the text book is $22. We're supposed to be there at least 15 minutes early to register.
My son & I are having a burger at Bumpers at 6PM if anyone would like to join us!
 

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We finished the Boat Smart class and thought it was great. Good material and presented in an understandable way. A lot of the material was famiilar but a few things became clearer and better understood. We ended up joining the Mt Clemens Power Squadron as well. Can never hurt to have more boating friends. Not to mention the added insurance discount for the class as well as joining.
 

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QUOTE(Pacaderm @ Mar 22 2004, 03:49 PM)kids should take it too

I agree. Our 8 and 5 year olds took it just for the exposure. They both tested as well and did great and are now Official "Captains In Training". Just waiting for our membership cards or whatever to arrive so we can fax them over to the insurance company for the added $$$ savings.
 

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QUOTE(INSTIGATOR @ Mar 22 2004, 10:12 AM)I just called & confirmed the BOATSMART class for tomorrow:

Squadron: Detroit District: 9 - Web Site
Contact: Joseph C. Tatham Phone: 586-997-3618
Email: [email protected]
Location: Mac & Ray's Marina
Address: N. River Rd.
City: Harrison Township, MI 48045
Start Date: MAR 23, 2004 Time: 07:00PM

There is no cost for the class & the text book is $22. We're supposed to be there at least 15 minutes early to register.
My son & I are having a burger at Bumpers at 6PM if anyone would like to join us!
Hey Steve, I think I'll join you at Bumpers and the class as well.

I took a power squadron class 3 years ago, but a little refresher couldn't hurt.
 

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So;
Instigator, Instigator Jr., AJU, myself... anyone else?
 

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QUOTE(EZC @ Mar 23 2004, 02:03 PM)So;
Instigator, Instigator Jr., AJU, myself... anyone else?
KEWL!

C & D and KATO just called. They're joining us for dinner, but not the class.
 

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If you are taking it from SCS PS...my friend is one of the instructors.

I took it two years ago when we first were going to buy a boat....good class!

I liked the charting....need refreshers now <_<

Planning on getting Baby doll and JR. to take it soon!
 
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