Originally Posted by smackdaddy
"Sorry. This adventure is NOT APPROVED."
Wait to go Rockdawg, you have been successful in deflecting your actions and your original postings toward me. Most are smart enough to see through this smokescreen and focus on the original thread and your decisions but some took the bait. Saying others are shills for me, hell most of them don't even like me
, and none of them even know me. They have brains and can see through this crap, unlike some others. For those that can...they get the like button
Smack....you get the thread drift and deflection award for trying to make it about me. You truly pick up the gauntlet as an apologist for Rockdawg. From the misinformation you posted on the Captains business, to posting on Sailing Anarchy to give fresh meat to the lions over there who have ridiculed RD not the Captain, much to your chagrin, to now directing the thread toward me.
None of these personal comments are pertinent and germane to the subject, so turn off the deflect button Rockdawg threw out there and try to stay on course here, its not about me at all.
Its about the original post
, the tall tales and obvious inconsistencies and the incredible inept Captain ( if we believe half of the story). We have yet to see movies as promised. Where is Jake? We have heard from another crew of experienced racers who have sailed with the Captain twice before and would have a third time had the last member of the crew been allowed to come. Why would they do that if this man was so over the top. We have heard from others with race and long ocean experience here on many aspects of this one sided "fairy tale" told by Rockdawg who have major major questions.
Quite frankly I do not believe this tall tale completely, and neither do some others. And mutiny on a vessel is a big deal.
Chris Carter recent inductee in the pro football Hall of Fame would have a field day with this
Call the US Navy...come on man. They see no problem
Call the CG...come on man. They hang up
Strike the Captain, and brag about it.... come on man...wow.
Fly a spinnaker at night shorthanded( a dangerous feat for experienced sailors, especially when pushing hard and having a crew who had NEVER worked together when having no practice ever having done that...come on man.
Force the Captain to use the autopilot because you think its right even though it automatically DQs him...come on man.
Get on a boat purporting to be the Navigator without researching the Captain or even the rules of the race for a 14 day race, not cruise,...come on man
Leave on the boat without filling the water tanks....come on man
Getting on here with the SOLE purpose of ruing the Captain and his reputation. Remember it was Rockdawg who wanted vengeance all along through lawsuit and this forum.
The poor judgment exercised by Rockdawg whose bravado and lack of experience finally caught up with him posing as a delivery Captain, are apparent to many others as they are apparent to me.
The "need" to build a resume far outweighed following prudent procedures as outlined through the whole thread. Its really that simple.
Yes the Captain should be avoided for his inexperience and decisions...and many suggested posting warnings to others about the Captain if I recall. In fact that was one of if not the main reason for Rockdawg writing here really, to ruin his reputation. He was going to ruin him here on SN and then bring suit against him also. He penned this by his own hand.
So its not so far a fetch to warn others who want to employ or travel with Rockdawg about his boastful mutiny. Its a taste of the same medicine he sought to bring upon the Captain.
Stay focused on the thread and the actions of Rockdawg and the Captain. I am not part of this story, just one single sailor with an opinion like or unlike yours.