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I'm pretty inexperienced still, but I think the measure of good seamanship is a consistently good result. Beyond claims, promises, the warranty, intelligence & wisdom, forecasts, "experience", knowledge, plans, predictions, intuition, insight, capability, backups, options, preparation, common sense, sufficient resources, strength & stamina, etc ... beyond all of that, there is what actually happens, reality, the result. I think that is the measure of seamanship. If you use whatever gifts you have and keep getting a good result you must be doing something right. Reality is a hard teacher, and the only judge and jury that matters, it's beyond ********.
And the measure of bad seamanship is all that stuff that keeps causing you to get stuck in port, sitting around on the hard, costing you money and time, causes you or someone else injury or death, makes you lose your boat, bangs up and breaks stuff, etc .. a bad result.