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Re: Why do skippers yell?
Look at post 21 for those of you coming into this thread 5 or so months after it was posted. Post 21 is by the OP, to a question I posed to him back then, as many are also pointing out over the last day since this thread reappeared.........there are two types of yelling........
#1 talking/yelling loudly to be heard above wind, engine noise etc......If spoken as you would normally, but loud, this is ok. Especially if said captain is more or less deaf.......will not name any one I know.............
#2 is what many call screaming.....ie loud voice, but laced with some 4 letter wording or two or three or more! This type of yelling/screaming is what the OP ment when asking the question.
As noted.......on my boat, we are a bit loud, as the captain, ie me, wears hearing aids, can not hear higher pitched sounds. sometimes even the person yelling/talking behind me is not heard! So while it may sound like everyone is yelling per say.....we are talking in a manner so we all hear ea other, expect this etc. Altho we do try to be quite when appropriate as a crew member of Buddy Melges pointed out somewhere in this thread.
We also many times talk/yell through manuvers, so we all release, or tighten things up as appropriate too. again, loud talking, no swearing is allowed unless at yourself!
She drives me boat,
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