You are right, there are many out there looking to get experience and advance their license
they will take anything. Ask a any captain
who is the best and he better answer yes. I work as a pilot and rarely ride anything under 300' it's the off season here and it's slow chartering the cat.
Deliveries are fun with the right crew and owner aboard. This one won't be buying
many dinners ashore like the well funded ones do. Having crossed a few oceans on ships and boats I know it can be very boring or very busy. I consider myself a 1%'er, the calm in chaos.
My situation is I am looking to retire and work less on heavy vessels
and spend sometime sharing my experience with owners who are looking to fast track their learning
experience by sailing with a captain who has a body of knowledge not just from a small pleasure boat perspective.
I started delivering and training owners back in 1985 and have had
some epic voyages and sailed some great new captains and their family's.
I am proud of to have passed on my knowledge and contributed to their
and confidence level, in the end this makes their voyages more
fun and enjoyable. I am not confrontational by nature and would prefer
to quietly show you how I do it (as I have learned from other pros).
I thought this forum would be a good place to get some exposure and
perhaps gain a few trips.
Glad you enjoyed the article. Thanks for the appreciation.