currently have an unlimited AB and I remember that when I took that test I found that I over studied and could have passed with 6 months less studying.
I’ve been approved for testing for Mate 1600 Inland and I have a letter stating that I will test on modules:
072x1 nav general
073 chart nav
261 deck general,safety, and environmental protection
I took a 200 ton course on the recommendation of a friend.
He said that it would prepare me a bit for the Mate’s test
I also have a ton of materials
Murphy books, The newest Wing book, lots of misc other books, older houston marine books, some stability books, Coast Pilot, Bowditch , various software , and have looked at most of the free test study websites.
I have thought of using Lapware
also thought of taking a prep class - I’m assuming most just teach the test ( I don’t like that idea )
I could have comfort from learning “the test” and knowing that i would pass it but I’d like to get more than that from a class.
From what I have read , I need to know all of the rules of the road - not just inland?
But, Do I need to study all of the questions in all of the Murphy books ?
For example, should I know every question in the deck book? I’m assuming not.
If I study all the materials that I have I could study for the next few years.
Also, what kind of calculator do you recommend to use.
My father gave me his old one he used 40 years ago
- it’s a slide rule (maybe there is a good reason to use one)
How well does a nautical slide rule work with regards to the exam.
I know that it isn’t exact . But, it would be a lot less prone to error or brain fog.