Last year in January I attended school here in San Diego to prep for the USCG Captain’s License Test and passed it. However, when I turned in all my professional paperwork, the Coast Guard didn’t count any of my hours prior to age 16, so I wasn’t able to qualify for my actual license last January. This year, I used as much time as I could on the water making up those hours and acquiring seatime. I’ve put my licensing package back together and reapplied with the Coast Guard, now waiting to see when the actual license will be issued. We’ve been boatless since November, I miss having a boat to go down to the water on.