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Old 09-08-2013, 16:40   #46
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Re: First Time as Skipper: Lessons Learned

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Probably because it is true .

Whilst the lives of those involved in a SAR will be at risk -
Well, no, it's not true.

I didn't say anything about other lives being at risk.

But I did say the solo life is one of the least significant risks.
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Old 09-08-2013, 17:33   #47
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Re: First Time as Skipper: Lessons Learned

advocate777 has a feva', and the only cure is his own yacht.

Very thoughtful post: thank you.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:56   #48
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Well, no, it's not true.

I didn't say anything about other lives being at risk.

But I did say the solo life is one of the least significant risks.
In which case I have to admit that I have no idea what you are talking about .
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:17   #49
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Re: First Time as Skipper: Lessons Learned

In many ways the job of cruising recreational boat skipper is very different to that of the skipper of a larger commercial boat.

A small boat cruising skipper, ideally is proficient and possibly the sole provider in such diverse topics as repairs (diesel, electric, sail. plumbing, outboard) anchoring, docking, sail trim, medical navigation etc, etc. only some of these skills are covered under the title of seamanship.

With such a diverse job description its not surprising that any one skipper will exhibit a range of strength and weakness. In a larger boat a skipper can farm out most of the jobs to peripheral personnel, such as engineers or doctors. This is not possible with a small crew.

On CF we tend to hear a lot about the core values of seamanship and these skills are important, but a small boat skipper needs to have a diverse breath of knowledge especially visiting remote areas.
Knowing how to treat a medical problem (and having the equipment) is probably much more important, for example, than knowing how to do celestial navigation (and having a sextant and tables)
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In many ways the job of cruising recreational boat skipper is very different to that of the skipper of a larger commercial boat.
and also very much different (and harder) to manage folks who you can't shoot! or fire.....plus have to live with 24/7 afterwards, forever (or not!).
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