The EPIC WIN Thread 3: SON OF EPIC

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Well after depriving all of you for just over a week of my wit and charm, I am now certified to operate marine radio and a certified sailor.

I love boats.

I am still very tired.
 
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I'm still mystified this required a license. I'm used to the ol' Ron Swanson permit.

Well, I don't exactly 'need' it. You can buy and operate a boat in Canada as long as you have a Pleasure Craft Operator's Certificate, which basically means you read a tiny book about what is pretty much common sense, and spent $40. The certification I got specifically lets me charter and skipper a boat that I haven't bought - basically a certification telling a company that I (probably) won't destroy their ship. It's also just an invaluable learning experience, I was living on board for five full days, reading tide and current tables, using marine charts, etc., so it was all sorts of useful.

I suppose it's worth noting there are definitely companies that will rent you a sailboat as long as you've got a credit card.
 
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Well, I don't exactly 'need' it. You can buy and operate a boat in Canada as long as you have a Pleasure Craft Operator's Certificate, which basically means you read a tiny book about what is pretty much common sense, and spent $40. The certification I got specifically lets me charter and skipper a boat that I haven't bought - basically a certification telling a company that I (probably) won't destroy their ship. It's also just an invaluable learning experience, I was living on board for five full days, reading tide and current tables, using marine charts, etc., so it was all sorts of useful.

I suppose it's worth noting there are definitely companies that will rent you a sailboat as long as you've got a credit card.
Sounds neat. Let's go sailing! Come pick me up.
 

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I'm still mystified this required a license. I'm used to the ol' Ron Swanson permit.

Yeah, I was surprised, too. I've never lived in a place that required a license for a boat. You can get private certificates which you sometimes need to rent larger sailboats, but those usually only work at the place you bought them from.
 
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I think in the U.S. a driver's license is all you need for a boat. My parents and brother are the boaters in my family though, I still get baffled at what people in Colorado call a lake.
 
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I'm still mystified this required a license.
I'm surprised that you're mystified by the boat in government bureaucracy.


Socialist government bureaucracy.




(also, that typo is obviously supposed to be "bloat," but I left it unedited for the obvious reason)
 

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I think in the U.S. a driver's license is all you need for a boat. My parents and brother are the boaters in my family though, I still get baffled at what people in Colorado call a lake.
You don't even need that in most of the places I've lived. TX nominally requires a boater's education certificate if you're born after 1993, but I've never heard of anyone being asked for one.
 
So not only do I have an apartment lined up for October 1st because the owner is so nice and wanted to do whatever she could to help me after learning my situation, I contacted income assistance, I got my student ID (my classes start on the 10th) I also have a job interview on Friday!!! :D everything is finally going my way!
 
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So not only do I have an apartment lined up for October 1st because the owner is so nice and wanted to do whatever she could to help me after learning my situation, I contacted income assistance, I got my student ID (my classes start on the 10th) I also have a job interview on Friday!!! :D everything is finally going my way!
 

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Yeah, one thing I've learned is that there are as many awesome landlords out there as evil ones. My landlord in Boston (duplex) actually became one of my best friends while I was there. We made improvements to the house together.
 
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So not only do I have an apartment lined up for October 1st because the owner is so nice and wanted to do whatever she could to help me after learning my situation, I contacted income assistance, I got my student ID (my classes start on the 10th) I also have a job interview on Friday!!! :D everything is finally going my way!
 
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