, 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
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.
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..