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Old 29-02-2016, 17:41   #106
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Re: Delivery -> sleigh ride

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Shame this sorry topic has been revived...

I must be the only one to hold a professional sailor to at least a basic level of competence?

Ie knowing how to use and verify charting software is set up correctly, understanding the difference between statute and nautical miles and not running out of fuel during a passage?

All the while charging $400 per day. While bragging about unrealistic and imprudent average speeds.

Then to top it off after politely shown where he went wrong he still couldn't see his obvious rookie mistake even given a fair bit of thinking time.

This is on his own software that has never let him down... How did he not notice discrepancies between his paper charts, onboard gps units and passage plans distances?
Yea no one really cares this much lol.

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Old 29-02-2016, 19:59   #107
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Relax boatie, I didn't think I've questioned your competance, I assume you know what a nautical mile is, and you don't seem to make unseamanlike and ridiculous claims as to passage times. But I must say I am supprised with your tacit endorsement of this guy.

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I think you hit the nail on the head here. Did the OP charge a day rate or a mileage rate?

If he charged a day rate of $400, I think the customer made out very well.

If the op charged a mile rate, the customer did okay too. 160 vs 140 miles? That's about 10% over the charted distance. The customer made out pretty well in that case too.

If the OP charged a flat rate, the only negative is hard wear on the gear, but he got his boat where he wanted it.

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Old 29-02-2016, 21:01   #108
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I think you hit the nail on the head here. Did the OP charge a day rate or a mileage rate?

If he charged a day rate of $400, I think the customer made out very well.

If the op charged a mile rate, the customer did okay too. 160 vs 140 miles? That's about 10% over the charted distance. The customer made out pretty well in that case too.

If the OP charged a flat rate, the only negative is hard wear on the gear, but he got his boat where he wanted it.

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And if the owner thought he was hiring a US Coast Guard Captain - he was defrauded.
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Old 29-02-2016, 21:15   #109
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Re: Delivery -> sleigh ride

Tough crowd here sometimes. Kinda worth wading through the crap to get to the cream. While some here are sitting on springs waiting for a chance to criticize any and all mistakes made in the telling of a tale, the majority are looking for the kinship of the sailor.

The ignore function is a great tool.

Keep posting ur deliveries. A good chance posting to the forum will bring you some work.

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And if the owner thought he was hiring a US Coast Guard Captain - he was defrauded.
If the owner thought he was captain of a US Coast Guard ship, the owner should have done more research.

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