Originally Posted by Sailwriter
What is an ER watch? More details about this elusive golden rivet and mail buoy would be great as well. I think I could actually use that.
The golden rivet is pretty dated as they have not been riveting boats for a while, both are unachievable tasks for a unsuspecting new person to be saddled with by a nefarious boss. In general big boats tend to be somewhat departmentalized. There is a lot of lore on any boat especially one with a large crew that is out for extended periods month plus.