Don't worry about him. Watch its just eight weeks on You Tube to get an understanding of what basic training is like.
Check this link out and its tabs, it can give you a lot of information. http://www.uscg.mil/
The USCG is not the Navy. Most patrols are determined by the mission and the size of ship. My sons cutter will spend about half the year on patrol but its broken up into segments of almost two months out two months in.