Okay.. he's guilty of poetic licence.. not the first person trying to make a living been guilty off that..
Hell... I got roasted on here for saying I did not charge more than I did because I did not like ripping folks off.. no one bothered to ask what I meant..
I was judged and found guilty of arrogance and saying folk who charged more were crooks
Had anyone been Courteous enough to ask what I meant, I may just have replied that as I have no qualifications other than an IHCOC/Coastal Skipper
and an expired Commercial
Skippers ticket for limited coastal waters I felt that charging
the same as someone who has paid for and done all the training and courses over a period off years would be taking the piss...
I could always have lied of course.. added Offshore
YM etc.. who's going to prove different..
But.. no one asked.. just jumped to conclusions and made their judgements.
Personally I could not give a ****.. my best year was 19,000nm in 9mths.. my worst was last year with just 2890nm..
But.. no customer has come on here and said I am crap (except the bastards who tried to dodge paying me for a 17000 mile trip and ended up being sued and lost
their case and reputation).. also.. most of my work has been for CF members.
I charge folk for my years of experience, mileage and fair record
to date of getting boats to where they are wanted, and in good order.. and I charge what >I< think is fair..
If you hire a Pastry Chef
you pay Pastry Chef
Chef falls sick and 'Pastry' covers do you pay him Head
Chef wages.. do you bollocks.
You just give a big grin and pocket the savings for as long as you can get away with it.
So.. unless the owner comes on here and says the OP broke the boat you've no call to Bash in this manner.. pointing out a mistake is one thing.. but an attack is something else..
I copped **** so responded in kind..
But personally.. if folk can get more than my rates.. best of bloody luck to them.. I honestly wish them well and hope they do well.
But attack me and I'll smack you in the mouth harder.. I really wish folks were as good as they seem to think they are..
End of Delivery Skipper