The argument has been presented here is whether people get enough training or not, the process of learning (experience vs formal book learning etc.), but I'm wondering if some folks just don't belong on the water. I'm not talking if the skipper is a junkie or alcoholic, but whether they are too emotional, have too short a fuse, or are psychopathic and don't give a damn about others on the water, that kind of thing.
I not been on here long. I feel, in time, people will respect what I say, as I have some stories.
When I was younger, I worked for 2 different boat dealers over the years (Military in between). Some lack common sense and thus disrespect the advice of others that want to care and help, in an exciting learning experience.
We had a boat, 1987 at the dealer. I knew the man who built this boat. I went to school with his daughter.
(OK, we not go there). He raced cars and was dang good, trophies and all. He had this "Jet Boat" he traded in on Sailboat for the family.
Now, this jet boat he had built to race! Hemi with a 4-barrel built for the Dual Carbs and Blower to top it off. We sold the boat as it was and the Intake, carbs and blower a car racer bought.
I knew this man personally who had built this engine, he was good and it was an awesome boat, I was even scared of to WOT!
It would top out around 100-120 mph depending on conditions (I want to slap that blower and carbs on so much).
The man bought the boat, picked it up on Friday. I try to explain this boat and that he should get it out away from others and get the feel for how awesome it was. He says; "Yea, yea, I drove boats before"!
OK, great you the man!
Monday I come to work, get the keys to the gate as always. Walk around back and there the boat!
My God! The stupid, fool, f***, dumb crap!!!
The Bow was smashed, engine laying sideways in the boat! Well, he did not want the boat anymore!
We sold the engine to the same guy bought the Intake, dual carbs and blower.
I put the jet pump on a friend's boat. Scraped the boat, and it was pretty!
Now, "The rest of the story"! This crap, cut another boat in ˝ and was very lucky those people knew to abandon ship!
So, I assume you may refer to the Giu Thread and I supported it. I not saying a License or whatever. I just feel people need to take the head from the A$$ and start looking and caring about other people that are around them!
I could say a lot, but, over time you all can glean from what I try to input!