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Old 07-02-2012, 11:11   #121
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Re: the advantages of being a 100 ton captain

Look at that wake from that dinghy. Thing is hauling ass!
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When Eric has his uniform on, I can barely keep my hands off of him. It's true what they say!
I can vouch for that

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Old 07-02-2012, 11:17   #123
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Always!

So you're a harbour pilot in San Diego? Where there's a world-class YC, zillions of good-looking Californians and a large naval base? And a beautiful family?
No no... I'm not anywhere near a harbor pilot. Those guys are unlimited tonnage with experience on all kinds of ships and usually worked in the Navy or Coast Guard on massive ships, in addition to piles of experience otherwise in the merchant world.

I think their journeyman program requires you to (in addition to everything above) work on something like ~300 pilotage trips with the normal pilot for a year or two before you can do it yourself.

I take people out fishing and for sailing trips.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:21   #124
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Here is a shot I snagged (thanks Red Charlotte) of Eric really putting to use that 100 ton license.

Sorry Atoll, he isn't sporting the tie and stockings you requested.
what a nice boy! and lovely family!!!!
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:21   #125
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I can vouch for that

Great photo! There is just SOMETHING about a man in uniform!
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rebel heart,

Weather got you in port today?
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rebel heart,

Weather got you in port today?
Not on the water today. It's blowing ~15-20 knots with rain inbound. It's been a really light winter so no matter what the next month or two is filled with, I'll take it.
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No no... I'm not anywhere near a harbor pilot. Those guys are unlimited tonnage with experience on all kinds of ships and usually worked in the Navy or Coast Guard on massive ships, in addition to piles of experience otherwise in the merchant world.

I think their journeyman program requires you to (in addition to everything above) work on something like ~300 pilotage trips with the normal pilot for a year or two before you can do it yourself.

I take people out fishing and for sailing trips.
It's still a pretty pleasant place to do it in.
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Old 07-02-2012, 15:56   #129
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No no... I'm not anywhere near a harbor pilot. Those guys are unlimited tonnage with experience on all kinds of ships and usually worked in the Navy or Coast Guard on massive ships, in addition to piles of experience otherwise in the merchant world.

I think their journeyman program requires you to (in addition to everything above) work on something like ~300 pilotage trips with the normal pilot for a year or two before you can do it yourself.

I take people out fishing and for sailing trips.
There are advantages to being a harbor pilot, home every day and all that but its not all roses. The father was a pilot who variously held 7 pilot tickets and 17 pilots exemptions but if he saw the OP he would have defiantly have said that there were advantages in 100 ton ticket.

Before he became a pilot he had worked all of his tickets to unlimited foreign going master and spent about 20 years at sea. Down side included taking command of many vessels, some of which were not well maintained and with no time to check them out before becoming responsible. Jumping from the pilot launch to some poxy ladder hanging off the side of a tanker is nor my idea of fun. Guess that's why you see more fat captains than pilots.


As a kid the advantages of having a old man in that position meant that we had access to going on ships that we other wise would not have had. But the biggest advantage was that we got to have things from over seas that were not available in the shops (3rd world country). Yep defenatly think that you have a good jobs.

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A fork? I've been on boats like that ha! Good times indeed!
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Re: The Advantages of Being a 100 Ton Captain

fpr the record-i am not putting down rebel nor anyone else actively working aand able to make a go of it with license--i am putting down the ones with the bad attitude, of which there are a few out there-- they THINK they know all and they think they are the ONLY ones who know anything-- those are dangerous folks. those who are able to act well under emergent situations and actually DO the captain work sans attitude are awesome. ii know folks on both sides and i wasnt making barbs at rebel. he actually works on boats with stinky fishermen....
i LOVE deckofficers crew-- some decent workingmen--prolly stinky ones..LOL

btw--is awesome here----come on down folks-- weather is warm and seas full of fishies that elude me well......

capt phil--we ARE friends--- i dont begrudge anyone with good attitude their well deserved licensure--i wish everyone with a cpt license had brains......
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Re: The Advantages of Being a 100 Ton Captain

I get what the thread is about!

If you get a Capt license....women will pay you for a good time.

If you DON'T get a Cat...your kids and friends will stop asking you for a ride!

Woot! It is as if I now know the meaning of life!
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I get what the thread is about!

If you get a Capt license....women will pay you for a good time.

If you DON'T get a Cat...your kids and friends will stop asking you for a ride!

Woot! It is as if I now know the meaning of life!
WOW, That is the best. LOL
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When Eric has his uniform on, I can barely keep my hands off of him. It's true what they say!

Hey Eric . . . just curious . . . you know, purely academic interest . . . Where does one buy this uniform?
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i LOVE deckofficers crew-- some decent workingmen--prolly stinky ones..LOL
zeehag,

Most definitely stinky, and after I bail them out of some 3rd world slammer, I guarantee, married or not, they would sure love you!
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