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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
Industry vs. Tallship life.
Both can be incredably dangerous, On the Tugs dudes get cut in half by wires under load and 4 inch lines snapping, and overboard's. We lost a captain this year, they hope he fell overboard any way's. it's a rough bunch.
A schooner kid died in Key West this year, he fell from the mast head.
( his girfriend was on the smart end of the hoist and let him go.)
We are paid very well in the industry, the pay is crap on the schooners. I cut my own hair with dull scissors on the tall ship, kind of a spikey mess with shackle grease as hair gel. Now I shave it with clippers but I did get a tattoo on my head when I was on the tallship and it's still there.
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Last edited by Capt.aaron; 11-17-2012 at 03:51 PM.