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post #699 of Old 11-17-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I was crew aboard a Tallship for 4 years, I ran around barefooted, wearing canvas pants cut off at the knee, climbed the rig in a blow with out a harness, and a knife in my teeth to deal with hung lines, sang sea shanty's as we actually walked around a capstain. I was paid all though not well. Actually I paid for the first 9 months as a student and was subsequently hired. Now I work on a commercial ocean tug, I must wear steel toe boot's a hard hat and work vest, Long pants and a blue collar shirt with an american flag patch on the sleeve. I must continue training and up grading my credentials and I am under a lot of scrutiny by my employer and the Coast Guard to work safe, paricipate in drill's and stay sober etc. In my free time I saill off shore in my 28 foot sloop or deliver other peoples, from the Key's to Honduras, Columbia, Where ever. The Captains I worked under on the Tall ship were incredably competant, they had just come from Antarctica when I joined.The Captains I work with now can handle a boat and make responsable decisions. My point is I have a pretty good insight to both culture's and some how fall inbetween. Captains are the first to call another captain a ding-aling when they make a poor decision, they should know.

" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"

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