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whose brain was smoking WHAT when dreaming this one up?????? is hilarioius.....roflmfao......
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Thanks bubblehead! I'm most honored!

Really though.. it's not that womyn is or isn't the captain.. it's the difficulty that some people (not all people) really find it hard to use a title for a female. Like, Dr, Captain, Your Honor, Reverend, boss, etc.

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I salute you!


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My wife is a USCG 50 ton Capt. After the initial;

"Why is the Capt. not checking the boat in?"

She is afforded a great deal of respect by both male and female immigration officials. As a Hispanic female Capt. the shock and respect is even greater in Hispanic countries whe she is called Senora Captitaine!
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ty John! Yorks that is so very cool!

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Perhaps the problem is related to the absence of a hat. If you want to be called Captain, maybe try wearing a hat with a brim and a little gold anchor on the front.

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roflma too, seems the guys have most of the answers on this one too!

OK Adam! show us YOUR hat!

Yorks.. that's after she or you have to assert that she is a captain right? No one (in general) just sees and beleives that female is the captain. which is the point I'm trying to make.

aye! arrrrg! boys ahoy! err bouys, lol

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My situation is probably different - when I work as a captain, everyone calls me captain. I assume you're talking about being on your own boat with your husband though.

I defer to the person who owns the vessel/knows more about seamanship or that boat, but I don't know how any person who also owns the boat and is just as skilled can tolerate others not considering her to be equally in command.

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Really? Well it's rare that I'm called Cap'n Denise

So Ladies, what is your take on this title that is so very difficult to obtain?

Yeah.. my son was called captain when we were on my boat at times.

It doesn't really bother me.. it's not like I'm into tonnage and charters but I makes me smile when I do hear; "captain"
You've obviously never heard of Molly Kool. Recently passed away. A real Captain and a legend in my home waters.

Molly Kool, 1st woman licensed as ship's captain in N. America - The Boston Globe
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