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Join Date: Jul 2013
You need **** all, although its wise to get a bit of hands on experience with a person into boats from the area.
At least that way, you'll learn about tides, where the channel is, markers for bringing a boat in, important knots etc.
As far as I know you don't need to have done a course on radios (I've talked to Malin head plenty of times and haven't done a course), but you do need a licence for the radio.
You'll definitely need a radio, mobile phones don't work for ****e once you're half a mile or less of shore.
You'd need rope, an anchor as well. You'd need a trailer licence to tow said boat.
You'll also need a life jacket and a spare kill chord. An auxillary engine can be handy as well.
Not to mention fenders, strong rope, a boat hook to name but a few things.
I spent my summers on an Orkney 590 of Achill, great boat and comfortable in most swells save for an Atlantic storm.
A decent boat that you might be able to get for ok money is a warrior.
But id definitely do a powerboat course that is accredited by the irish sailing association first before buying a boat.
I take it a few of your neighbours down in west cork have boats (if its anything like achill they do)
Pm for good price on parts for your 156 v6