My first boat was a sub. The only guests we had were Navy SEALs
. Some of them were good guests (picked up after themselves, acted halfway civil) and some of them acted like they were expecting room service
from a 4 star hotel
. They usually got straightened out pretty quickly. It really was pretty hard to strike up a conversation with those guys, they can't discuss their mission, their destination
, their weapons, their gear
, nothing. I knew where we were going, since I was a Nav/ESM ET, but I couldn't even admit to them that I knew. We delivered them, picked them up, and that's it. We had to carry a lot more food than usual, most of those guys could really eat!
My second boat was also a sub, but we didn't do any SEAL Specops when I was on it.
I did a 2 week sailing cruise
around HI with a retired friend of mine. I did a bunch of electrical
work on his 65ft yacht, including an inverter/charger, huge battery
bank, all new 110v wiring
and a sound system that included all cabins, the salon
station on deck
. He was about 65, retired Master Chief Master Diver, still in better shape than most 25 yr olds. I showed up at his yacht with a small bag of clothes, and there's some middle aged, overdressed, makeup covered MILF with huge hair and earrings and high heels. I had no idea who she was, or what she was doing there. He shows up, and immediately tells her, "NO! You're NOT going!!"
Apparently, she spotted him somewhere, got a whiff of his testoterone, and had been chasing him around for the last few weeks like a horny teenager. She tossed her luggage on the boat and jumped aboard. He tossed her luggage back on the dock
, and this went on for a good 20 minutes or so, with her nearly falling over with her high heels jumping on and off the boat to get her luggage back. Finally, he gives up, we toss the lines and take off. After we get underway, he explains to me he ran into her somewhere in Waikiki and she wouldn't take no for an answer. I told him she really wasn't that bad looking, actually kind of well preserved for mid 40s. He replied he was married. Oh, I understand. Then he says, "Well, I have 2 girl friends, too. But my wife is Thai, and my 2 GFs are Filippina, I just don't like white women, and this one is just too full of herself." She introduced herself as the most successful real estate tycoon (yes, she called herself a tycoon!) in Canada
For the first couple of days, she constantly tried rubbing up against him, kissing him, grabbing at him - she was a walking, talking sexual harassment seminar!! After about 3 days he finally told her if she touched him again, he'd toss her overboard
and keep on going. After that, she settled down. He and I did all of the fish
, BBQing, sailing, etc. All she did was eat, sleep and smoke like a chimney.
I've seen plenty of women throw themselves at someone they're in lust with, but I've never seen a guy hold out so long and never cave in! We ended up having a great trip, visited all of the small islands and the winds always seemed to blow the way we wanted. Oddly, I didn't think there was anything unusual about sailing with perfect weather
, perfect winds, and not using the engine
except when entering/leaving the marina. That was my first trip on a sailboat, and I didn't know any better.