Thanks, you're right. I was seeking some justification. I appreciate the well thought out response. Anal isn't really the right word: he'd freak out over a crumb on the counter but leave blood all over the deck
for me to clean up. He was neurotic, forgetful, blaming me for something I watched him do.
I guess I just want to warn people to be fully aware of what a delivery
And yes, he's human and entitled to make mistakes
without being crucified. But there is a line.
Boatman, i didn't treat it as a freebie course, expecting him to impart all his knowledge upon me. I expected, if I was to be on watch, and expected to alter course with squalls (as I was expected to do) while using the auto-pilot exactly how to do that and how to return to previous waypoint, without having to refer to the users manual because the skipper
'forgot' to tell me. He actually said, 'Didn't I already show you this?' Uh... Nope.
And i did point out that single
handing is different. Namely, you aren't responsible for the safety
of two sleeping crew. Who you've repeatedly reminded to stay alert and to look out for ships.
Anyway, ad nauseum, flogging dead horses and all that.
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