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Re: How many women here own their own boat?
Still.. whenever a male is on board a women owned/operated boat, anyone not knowing that, will ALWAYS defer to the male as the "Captain" The times when my son and I were on the Chesapeake anyone looking on would just assume my son was. He and I would just exchange glances and smile. I'd say "there ya go captain" take the wheel" AND pay the bills! LOL
I must say, in defense of men. Many younger men are "with it" and not "amazed" by women doing non traditional things. So.. there is hope
Not really the case in all cases Denise - I'm a geezer and before I "defer" to either I always feel things out to see who's in charge when a man & woman are on a boat. I've found with older and/or very experienced couples, oftentimes no-one is "in charge", any more than they are in long term marriages.
I don't think it's so much being "amazed" as it being uncommon - as I've said before, women in command of their own boats are still pretty unusual. There are about 800 boats in my marina and I've yet to see a woman taking a boat out, either alone or "in charge".
Lots of us would like to see a lot more of it.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Last edited by SloopJonB; 08-28-2014 at 02:04 PM.