Re: Chapter 1: Our first cruise
" confident Skipper" It's the truth. If a skipper is yelling and frustrated with his crew, it's beacuase he does'nt know what he's doing well enough to just do it by himself. I saw an Ausie capt. speaking poorly with the guy ( who was paying him for the chareter/ lesson)pulling up to fuel dock on 50 something foot sail boat. I finally said to him, that captains 'round here can dock a little boat like that by themselves, so why are you trying make it look like it's the newbie on the bow that's making this difficult for you.
But I digress, yes, def. go out alone and work through the curve in private, curse the sky, the boat and every body invloved with designing the gear you're having trouble with, skin your knuckles and break a few things, and then take the wife and daughter out with confidence.
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Last edited by Capt.aaron; 04-01-2013 at 11:45 AM.