Special interest?? Here? Me?
Lets see: I'm a Maritime instructor for those who want to get their 100/200 ton mates/master's license. Training those who work in the oil service industry here in the Gulf of Mexico (Louisiana).
I work for a training center here in Lafayette LA. But I don't tout it here at sailnet.
Yes! I am semi-retired
and enjoy teaching what I know. While I'm here I am looking for a live aboard sailboat and a place to put it.
So I am a bit land locked right now... but once I get my own boat again will begin planning for some of those trips to far away places with exotic sounding names.
What do I teach?
Rules of the Road. International and Inland.
Coastal Navigation and Piloting.
Code of Federal Regulations for the size vessels that we sail on.
Introduction to Emergencies & Safety (both are very related);
Fire, flooding, MOB and water survival.
touch on Log Keeping. Deck & Engineering.
A very intense course of instruction for the students. Ten days for the 100 tonners and fourteen days for the 200 tonners.
My license? 1600 ton Master with 2nd Mate Unlimited Tonnage upon Oceans
Radar with ARPA endorsement
GMDSS radio License
and Able-body Seaman
I have taught sailing (many years ago)
for the U.S. Navy Sailing Club in San Diego CA. and at one time owned a Catalina 30. (Note: Am looking for a new sailboat). The Ex sold the boat while I was at sea working.
There I have discoursed what and why I am here. Besides that you can learn a lot about most anything here. I do enjoy many of the topics and sometimes put in a word or two. Some of which may be a bit felicitous
There are two ways of learning: 1. from your own mistakes. 2. From some one Else's mistakes. And here we get a lot of the latter.
Now is everyone satisfied about what I have reveled?