Greetings WOC Cox,
just a short note to wish you continued success in your training. Your vessel your currently on has a displacement of 200t light, or 375t full will limit your coast guard license. Highly recommend you look at how the maritime industry is set up based on tonnage of the license. http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/ is the uscg national maritime center website. check out the website as there is a ton of useful information you will need to become familiar with, not knowing what other vessels you may have sailed on, right now, it would appear your right on track for a 200 ton master. http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/checklists/MCP-FM-NMC5-41%20Master%20200%20GL-I.pdf?list1=checklists%2FMCP-FM-NMC5-41+Master+200+GL-I.pdf&B1=GO%21
That is the link for the check off list for the 200ton master, inland waters and the great lakes. You have come to right place to get your questions answered or at least, to get pointed in the right direction. Always remember, far better to have the highest level license you can get, based on tonnage. I hope this helps you a little…you will still have a lot of questions…but at least your heading in the right direction.
Sailorahoy, 2/M unlimited