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    In my day it was metal boards with little coloured magnetic dots on to revise lights, flash cards to revise buoyage and laminated copies of the Colregs for rule of the road.

    Now I see that there is software to do it all....The one I have seen is Rulesmaster Pro 4 which covers all of the above. I have found it for as little as 48 Euros (about ?40). I have had a go with the trial software and quite like it. Can only manage 3 or 4 out of 5 on the expert setting but my excuse is that it is 20 years since I was at sea!

    I have even managed to find mp3 files of the rules so you can listen to them on your mp3 player!

    Question is, are they any good? Is one any better than the other? (Are there any different ones?) Are they good value for money?

    Was just thinking of the things that would help students.

    Thanks and regards

    Ian
    "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
    "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

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    Something I did for the deck cadet on a rather boring night watch was to make some little boats for them to use with OOW's and C/O to go through manouevers and COLREGS and what not (see! I am nice to deckies!)
    I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
      Something I did for the deck cadet on a rather boring night watch was to make some little boats for them to use with OOW's and C/O to go through manouevers and COLREGS and what not (see! I am nice to deckies!)
      Ssshhhhhhh, you will spoil the illusion. Now speak in a gruff voice before a deckie cuddles you! lol

      You sweetie!

      Ian
      "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
      "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

      "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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      • #4
        *mumble mumble* deck monkeys *mumble mumble* glorified bus drivers *mumble mumble*
        I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

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        • #5
          Just because you chose to live your life in hell whereas we chose daylight and lovely cool air conditioning!!
          ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

          ? Mark Twain
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          • #6
            On subject of original question;

            The Nautical Flags iPhone app (has oscar as its icon) is fairly good for learning flags and morse - its basically flip cards at a fraction of the cost of actual cards. The other software personally I wouldn't bother with but that's just my opinion!
            ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

            ? Mark Twain
            myBlog | @alistairuk | flickr | youtube Views and opinions expressed are those of myself and not representative of any employer or other associated party.

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            • #7
              *sniff* *sniff* - can anyone smell diesel or sulphur?

              Oh hello GuinessMan, didn't see you standing there! Need some glasses? Is the sun hurting your eyes?
              "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
              "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

              "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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