Missouri boating safety classes advice

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by bigBB, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. bigBB

    bigBB Member

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    Hello all, I am new to the board and was hoping you guys could steer me in the right direction. I am wanting to get into some "big river" fishing but am a bit intimidated.. are there any river boater safety classes out there where i can learn the right way to get on the river? Thanks
     
  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Look here for info on safety and available classes in your area. I am sure there are other links.

    http://www.uscgboating.org/

    You might try contacting the Missouri Water Patrol also.

    http://www.mswp.dps.mo.gov/

    Or find a fellow BOCCER in your area to show you the ropes.:big_smile_2:
     

  3. Rockin' Blues

    Rockin' Blues New Member

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    I dont know what part of Mo. your from but ST.louis University has a boater safety coarse I took a few years back that was real reasonable.Under $50.
     
  4. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC from another Mo. member.
     
  5. bigBB

    bigBB Member

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    Thanks for the advice and welcome.. i am from the St. Louis area..
     
  6. MoCatfisher

    MoCatfisher New Member

    Welcome to the BOC...great bunch of guys here...you'll enjoy it...:smile2:
     
  7. Spills

    Spills New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Bryan.
     
  8. slider

    slider New Member

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    welcome to the boc
     
  9. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    Welcome to the board sir. Lots to learn here for free
     
  10. Vince Copple

    Vince Copple New Member

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    Welcome to BOC and the Sport of Catfishing.. Just watch out for those Jeff Co Cave dwellers... they get something on ya and you will hear about it for life!!
     
  11. Spills

    Spills New Member

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  12. Spills

    Spills New Member

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    Make sure you pass, I don't want to get run over by a barge when we go out...:big_smile:
     
  13. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC! I took the online test and they sent me a laminated card and everything....Now Im certifiabled
     
  14. Malichi1970

    Malichi1970 New Member

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    Yeah Ryan I'll vouch for that.....Your definatly certifiable.
     
  15. Vince Copple

    Vince Copple New Member

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    Wonder if Kutter-Cane will pass.. Any questions in there on how to survive a hurricane?
     
  16. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Even if I can't spell it!:big_smile::big_smile::big_smile:
     
  17. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    Well Ryan, looks like you been here long enough to take a turn in the barrel. You will find that mistakes DO NOT go unnoticed. He He He
     
  18. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Yeah and they come back to haunt you when you least expect it..
     
  19. Vince Copple

    Vince Copple New Member

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    Alteast Ryan has a boat unlike that Poor ole Harold. Poor ole BOATLESS Harold. LOL
     
  20. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    The CG site is a good one. The link below is to the navigation markers and how to read them. Most of the rest of it is common sense, (barges have the right away, if there's a big boil in the water, there's probably something causing it, etc:wink:)

    Darryl, do you know if lost anchors and rope are considered a nav hazard and how they're marked if so (sorry, man, couldn't resist:smile2:)