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Also, I believe the long-standing customary waking for someone who overslept their turn at the watch is a bucket of cold seawater.
I had one crewmember that could not make watch on time. I asked the watchstander before her to wake her earlier until she made it. We got to 45 minutes before watch and she still was habitually 5 to 10 minutes late.

The two pots of coffee she spilled on the carpet didn't help my assessment of her.

I put her on a plane in the next port.
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I had one crewmember that could not make watch on time. I asked the watchstander before her to wake her earlier until she made it. We got to 45 minutes before watch and she still was habitually 5 to 10 minutes late.

The two pots of coffee she spilled on the carpet didn't help my assessment of her.

I put her on a plane in the next port.
In college when I was up late all the time, and still needing the sleep of a teenager, I had a hard time making some of my early classes. My roommate and I created the perfect system. Actually we had 2 systems.

1: If he had to get up, I set my alarm, and I was not allowed to go back to sleep until he got up or vice versa. No snooze alarm here, just pure motivation to get the other AFOC out of bed ASAP!

2: (This one is my favorite) I would set an alarm and have the coffee pot ready to go and within reach of the bed. Alarm goes off, press "brew" on the coffee pot and press "snooze" and go back to sleep. 10 minutes later, when the snooze alarm wakes me up, drink 2 cups of coffee (remember it's within reach and I'm still in bed) and press snooze again and go back to sleep. 10 minutes later AWAKEN with caffeinated zeal!

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Once use a CO2 fire extinguisher under the blanket of a habitually late watch stander. Problem solved.
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Once use a CO2 fire extinguisher under the blanket of a habitually late watch stander. Problem solved.
An entertaining story, but a week from landfall that kind of behavior will contribute to a spiral in relationships aboard that will make the passage miserable for everyone.
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True but we were working. it was a fishing boat not passage making or pleasure. Didn't have that problem when passage making. Crew selection is everything.
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selection is everything, yes--is why i try to have potential crew somewhere very close by until i plan on leaving---so i can know what to kinda expect from them, behavior wise....so far, i have avoided 3 not so sane souls as crew ...please dear gods and guardian angels may i continue to have such awesome fortune!!!
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True but we were working. it was a fishing boat not passage making or pleasure. Didn't have that problem when passage making. Crew selection is everything.
I agree that there is a big difference between volunteer crew delivering a recreational boat and a paid position on a commercial vessel. Still, that kind of hazing is simply bad management. "You're fired" should be adequate.
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True enough, but in my defense, I was not the captain and it was a long way from shore. He did get squared away after that and a little talk from the crew. We were young, all of us. Pages from my misspent youth.
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True enough, but in my defense, I was not the captain and it was a long way from shore. He did get squared away after that and a little talk from the crew. We were young, all of us. Pages from my misspent youth.
True enough. The floor brush we used on a classmate in college who decided that he didn't need to shower regularly was effective also. That doesn't mean it was a good idea, or that it contributed to our ability to manage teams.

They're funny stories, but they are not good advice.
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Re: Tips on Watch Standing

Had similar experience on coastal cruise with multiple overnight hops. Took person aside and asked "whatsup?". Found out had bad knee and would take motrin then go back to sleep for 1/2h until NSAID hit. Took him off rotation and made him the cook. Everyone happy and cooking/cleaning off my list. Sometimes it pays to ask before thinking some one's a jerk.
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