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by Steamboat Al
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Advice or guidance please
Replies: 20
Views: 10109

Canadian Coast Guard College overview from cadet

From a CG Cadet undergoing sea phase training: Everything on here about the Canadian Coast Guard College(CCGC) is about right, let me just throw in some facts to replace some of the speculations. The CCGC takes applications up until January of each hiring year, and there are no age restrictions. A f...
by Steamboat Al
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Speed - Power - RPM - Pitch Question
Replies: 20
Views: 9089

Re: Speed - Power - RPM - Pitch Question

Hi Ian Why not just go back to the basics. You say you're going to pull her out and get a "Shave & Haircut" so why not have a look at the hub of your prop while your at it, it will have 2 numbers stamped in the first is usaully the diameter of the prop the other is the pitch usually in...
by Steamboat Al
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: CEC (UK Equivalent) Certificates of Competency
Replies: 4
Views: 5782

Re: CEC (UK Equivalent) Certificates of Competency

So you think getting a CEC is easy, think again, I tried back in 2001 and the paperwork is horrendous wait until you get to the part about writing the UKLAP exam. I took more than 1000 pages of documents with me from the MCA and when I got to the exam room the examiner said "is that all you bro...
by Steamboat Al
Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SIU and Engineers
Replies: 7
Views: 3805

Re: SIU and Engineers

Hi, I came across this the other day and thought I would add my 2 cents worth to this discussion. Let me start off by saying that I was a member of the SIU in Canada for 6 years the CMOU for 5 years and of course the CMSG for 26 years so I think that I may have a little insight into this. First off ...

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