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Old 30-09-2003, 08:45   #16
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Sorry to hear of your troubles.I hope it works out for whatever is best. Hang in there Captain.Things will get better!

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Old 30-09-2003, 15:15   #17
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Hang in there

Hang in there CSYMan, tough times pass. Just keep on figuring out what you can do today to improve your situation, then do it.

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Old 30-09-2003, 21:12   #18
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Aye men, thanks for the words.
Seems like you have all been there one time or another.

Yes, a bit stressful around here, loosing my job next month due to right-sizing in my business, and also the marriage problem to top off the fun-factor in the CSY house.

At any rate, uh, just to explain a little bit further about my feelings on boat drivers without no training or no common sense:

I was involved in a boating accident some 3 years ago in Elliot Key, Florida.
Nobody got hurth, but it was close. Damage was done to my vessel and the marine police was called.

Got the culprits and they had no idea that their wake almost killed one of us and caused damage from the life-lines and up to the top of mast.

All that is needed to drive a boat aroud here is a line of credit and nothing else.

See it every day and I keep blowing my horn and yelling on the radio if they get too close to my 33 feet sail-boat under the influence and at high speed in their big sport-fishing boats or so-called power yachts. (amateur barges be a better word)
Heck, on the ocean we all have enough room to roam around and not screw the other guy.
On the ICW however, some folks keep going at full speed like they own the place..
They are not alone however, I own it too.

So, uh the note about boat owners and governemnt licencing not being a good idea, hit a raw nerve, and I over-reacted like a stupid bull facing the red cloth.

As for my ticket since ya asked Mr. Brad:
I have a USCG master/mate 50 tons with the endorsments. Did the test for the 100 ton, but was not current on bigger boats.
Need 23 days on boats over 33 tons to get an automatic upgrade to the 100 ton ticket.

Did serve in the Norwegian Merchant Marine on various ships from coastal steamers to chemical and super tankers world wide.
Galley, deck and engine room positions.
In addition to my own sail boats over the years.

Again, sorry to have over-reacted, but I was in a rage and looking for somebody to run over...Guess I hit the wrong guy at the wrong time..

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