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Old 07-11-2013, 04:40   #1
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Drunk Professional Skipper?

See story here:
'Drunk' skipper abandons tourists | News.com.au

"The crew and its paying passengers took refuge on Whitehaven Beach, on Whitsunday Island, after deciding it wasn't safe to stay aboard."

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Old 07-11-2013, 05:26   #2
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See story here:
'Drunk' skipper abandons tourists | News.com.au

"The crew and its paying passengers took refuge on Whitehaven Beach, on Whitsunday Island, after deciding it wasn't safe to stay aboard."

Maybe they wouldn't pay extra to be taught how to drink to excess?
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Re: Drunk Professional Skipper?

They're is a bright side to this. All those tourists will have a great story they will never forget about their trip. In a couple years they'll just laugh about how they were "marooned" on an island.
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They're is a bright side to this. All those tourists will have a great story they will never forget about their trip. In a couple years they'll just laugh about how they were "marooned" on an island.
For sure they'll forget to mention it was only for ONE hour.
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The guy SINGLE HANDED that 75' boat back towards its base. I don't think the crew lacked confidence in him. I don't think it was about safety for the crew. He was probably an annoying drunk. He may even be annoying when sober.

Though, obviously, he should have been sober.
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Not sure, was he a professional drunk, or professional skipper? Who was not safe onboard, the skipper or the pax?
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Neither. It is a very beautiful beach and they wanted to stay a little longer. The skipper refused to wait, laid out an ultimatum and then had to carry thru with it.

The drunkenness was secondary.
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I think Captain bligh had similar problems with the crew after they found a beautiful island too

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I think Captain bligh had similar problems with the crew after they found a beautiful island too

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Slight difference though Pete, the crew kept the boat!
The Capt. was sober and had a longer row home
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For sure they'll forget to mention it was only for ONE hour.
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+1 By the time all is said the story will be something that Bear Grylls would have been proud to brag about.
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Re: Drunk Professional Skipper?

i hear the skipper has been offered a job by the mayor of toronto.................
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Whew.. when I read the subject I thought someone was looking for a drunk professional skipper.
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Ah yes, what to do...
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The guy SINGLE HANDED that 75' boat back towards its base. I don't think the crew lacked confidence in him. I don't think it was about safety for the crew. He was probably an annoying drunk. He may even be annoying when sober.

Though, obviously, he should have been sober.
To be fair I bet he's been working that boat a lot, had a bow thruster, and someone caught his lines.
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Re: Drunk Professional Skipper?

If you have to haul tourists around enough, it is very hard to stay sober. You try answering the same stupid questions over and over again for years. (Unless they are from your S/O of course). I don't know what the big deal is about tying up a 75' boat single handed. It is easier with one more person, but it can be done, you just get out of breath (I would anyway) running back and forth from the deck to the bridge.
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