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Old 16-05-2015, 05:29   #1
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So anyway.. I got this e-mail from some guy called Chris Stanmore-Major asking for a quote to deliver 2 Volvo 60's from Cal to Panama.. gave Atoll a shout for 2nd Skipper and he was up for it so sent off a quote..
He comes back with 'What assurances can you give that your other skipper and your crews can handle a boat with full running backstays..'
Nearly recounted my experience of popping a running backstay on Azzurra 2 an ex America's Cup 12metre last November in the Baltic.. no loss of mast.. just myself and a 4ft 11 Portuguese lady as crew.. but figured the World is to small for 2 arrogant assholes so politely told him to go away..
Sorry Atoll.. your name did not impress him either..
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Old 16-05-2015, 05:43   #2
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pirate Re: Delivery Knockbacks...

Forgot to say.. when he responded to my quote it was with a 'Google Search my name so you know who your talking to...'
If my web site is not sufficient information for him to judge whether I'm a viable Skipper for the job.. why bother.. or is it good for his ego to try and put folk down..
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Sounds like a narcissist. Maybe you dodged a bullet.

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Old 16-05-2015, 06:52   #4
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Re: Delivery Knockbacks...

You are losing your edge methinks.
Surely an hypenated surname should have been enough to prime the BS detector.

Yep, I agree, you dodged a bullet.
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Old 16-05-2015, 07:48   #5
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I've worked for that type of owner. They think because they were born in the back seat of a Rolls Royce with a 6+ figure trust fund, that some how makes them competent seamen. Run! He'd likely micro manage the entire trip- badly, from his couch a thousand miles away.

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Old 16-05-2015, 08:12   #6
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You are losing your edge methinks.
Surely an hypenated surname should have been enough to prime the BS detector.

Yep, I agree, you dodged a bullet.
So that's why I'm never taken seriously.. my 'Posh' hyphenated surname
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Old 16-05-2015, 10:03   #7
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Hell boatman you should have given him my name as a second, that would have really impressed him, NOT. Sorry you got the bum's rush on the run. Anyway I'm too busy getting my boat ready for sea right now, since I retired from the regular boat business, I have been busier than before, working on my own crap. I don't know how I had time for a regular job.
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if he's such a big arse monkey, why didn't he do the job 'imself?

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That explains it- motivational speaker- and to make matters worse he's Canadian to boot!

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Sounds like he has a few connections, wouldn't think he would have trouble finding crew.

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That explains it- motivational speaker- and to make matters worse he's Canadian to boot!

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Hopefully yer Canadian and being sarcastic maybe?
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Yes. I am a sarcastic Canadian.

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Re: Delivery Knockbacks...

People think that because they are offering lots of $$ that you will put up with crap. Just say no.
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That explains it- motivational speaker- and to make matters worse he's Canadian to boot!

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Actually I think he's a Brit who relocated to Nova Scotia... anyway.. if your into racing and stuff his Facebook Page is looking for sponsers..
Unlike mine which is full of silly crap...
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That's what I thought, me too!

That would have been a fun race delivering the two boats, but probably not worth the hassle that went with it.
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