I am at that point in my life where I am ready to start sailing/boating full time for leisure/pay. I am excited for this, but also know that the road can be lonely, long, scary and from what I hear form other Capts, "feast or famine."
i am fortunate enough (or unfortunate if you really think about it), to have a decent disability from the VA for getting jacked up in Afghanistan, that can support me and my family
fully (we don't have any debt but a house). That being the case, I believe when my wife starts to work, I will be able to leave my career and start boating
full time to earn my time.
1. How do I document the time I have spent over the years for time rated toward certifications? I have been a boat owner for a few years and sailed most of my life, all starting when I was 13. How do I document this all? I don't have the info of those in the past I used to sail with and it's been 20 years.
2. What info is documented for the time I am officially recording? ie...time out time back/ wind
speed/ weather/ crew/ actions underway??????
3. Anyone in San Diego
have a paid position for me to be a hand on your boat for the summer to get more time and hours? Haaha
I have over 6 months documented on US Navy
ships (I am a Marine) but nothing to do with ship operations, and therefore that will not count. I can count realistically backwards over 200 days, but do need more. Any advice help or info would be greatly appreciated.
Also, if you have no info to pass at all, but live between San Diego
and Dana Point
, and just wanna BBQ and sail, hit me up!!!! All info aside, I love sailing and I want to sail....