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Old 08-08-2013
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Re: Limits of Captains authority

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understood and agreed upon leadership
Agreed, it is not a legal authority, rather a consensual one based on respect. Big difference.

For recreational boaters, I think the whole "captain" thing is silly and probably an artifact of people watching too many movies. Personally, I don't use the term when referring to myself and am uncomfortable when someone calls me by the term. It's like calling oneself an "expert", its quite presumptuous.
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