Originally Posted by Cotemar
A person with a Captains License
is held to a much higher standard and if they do not follow the rules, they can loose that Captains License real fast.
In aviation your licensing is more serious - There are documented cases where the "commercially rated" pilot in the back seat was held responsible for the actions of the privately rated pilot in the front seat even though the commercial
pilot was a passenger and the airplane was owned by the private pilot in the front seat!
That can suck!
Imagine an unlimited captain gets on your boat and the authorities deem he is in command of your vessel because he outranks you - I can imagine many egos around here calling foul!
Originally Posted by denverd0n
I hear "skipper" and there's only one thing I can think of...
You could do a lot worse than being that guy -
So - a diversion - Dan's Gilligan's Island Business Management Course - Staff in a large organization (especially an engineering one) breaks down exactly like Gilligan's Island
Skippers - Doer's. The people in every organization that get stuff done. This guy made grass houses, pedal powered washing
machines, pedal powered cars and solved
innumerable problems related to 8 people living on a remote
Gilligan's - Beginners, newbies - They try hard, they do what you tell them but you gotta watch them close. Fun to have around if you can tolerate their screw ups.
Professors - Cheerleaders. Useless inputs and knowledge. Always working on the wrong problem. They can keep a transistor radio
going for 5 years but can't figure out how to patch a hole in a boat.
Gingers - That type of lady engineer
that gets ahead on looks. Great to look at, nice to have around at Christmas
parties but really of no practical value
Marianne's - Good female engineer
- Practical, earthy. Bakes pies, sews clothes - gets stuff done. Adds value to the organizations - usually under-appreciated because of Gingers
Mister and Mrs. Howell - Leaders, VPs and above - Provide zero value and consumer 90% of the islands resources...
I'll be a Skipper
Originally Posted by crazyoldboatguy
So, what do I call my cereal, now? First Mate Crunch? Master Crunch? Seaman crunch?
This sailing thing is harder than I thought.
Well Many around here could earn the Moniker Cap'n Krunch!
And others are qualified to be a different kind of Captain