...When I was a teenager, I crewed on many yachts/boats/ fishing trawlers. There can be lots of onboard dramas if people dont respect your personal space or if they think they know more than the skipper and dont have the ability to respectfully give advice...We all need to build up experience somehow.
St Anna, I respect your opinion, but I also say it is good for you the skippers during your upbringing didn't share your train of thought, as you alluded to in your last statement. I'm not suggesting you haven't done so, but it sounds like you've benefitted from others' trust, yet haven't recipicated. I see it as a way of "giving back to the community", so to speak. But again, perhaps you have in your own way.
Imagine2frolic, Verga has possibly more accurately committed "libel", since his comments are recorded on a website. Unless I'm mistaken, slander usually refers to spoken communication. I hope for his sake he is correct. Either way, the individual showed his ass.
Dave, THANK YOU, Sir for your service!