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Old 21-11-2012, 11:31   #16
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Re: Christian Maritime Academy?

He was referring to the "R" topic. No, not Rocna, Republican or Remington; the other one. Still, if we stick to Dr Chap's post we may get somewhere. I had an idea that a Christian sailing exchange network might have some merit.
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Old 21-11-2012, 11:34   #17
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Politics, religion, guns and which-anchor are sore subjects here on the forum. But best of wishes to your venture Dr. Chaps.

And Ditto with deckofficer.
One of Roland Barth's Cruising Rules - "Controversial subjects should only be discussed within swimming distance of shore."
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Given that a tall ship would be a very expensive purchase and have astronomical maintenance cost there are probably tall ship owners out there who would love to charter their ship with some experienced crew on board for extended periods (warmer months?). The charter rates would be determined by market rate which may be disproportionally cheap compared to the cost of financing and maintaining such a specialised vessel...... and during the colder months you wouldn't be trying to cram vessel maintenance in before the next season.
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Which doesn't answer my question but I don't want to divert from the topic so will leave it as a rhetorical question - to use a theological metaphor, if you want to tend the garden, why only focus on a specific color flower with a unique fertilizer? Doesn't that do a disservice to the entire garden?

I don't consider myself qualified or capable of judging other people but it appears my question was interpreted so as to evoked such a response...

Sorry for the diversion.
To use your metaphor, it is sometimes easier to tend a garden with one type of plant than others, and if you want only one type of plant at harvest, you don't plant different plants.

In a more simplistic way of putting it, part of what he envisions is sailing and a ministry to Jesus Christ. I'm going to make an assumption here, but people from a non-religious or other religion background might feel uncomfortable with a program that centers around the teachings of Christ.
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Welcome Dr. Chaps!
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Re: Christian Maritime Academy?

In cambridge md we went aboard the vessel PeaceMaker -- spent some time with some of the nicest folks around and we occassionally go on line to see where they are -
it is a religous group -- so go on line and check out them out -- by the way they are not far from you in savannah, ga -- so go see them - they are very open and honest people and could give you incredible insight into what you are planning

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and can i say they are some of the nicest and finest folks we have ever met

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One of Roland Barth's Cruising Rules - "Controversial subjects should only be discussed within swimming distance of shore."
That is classic!
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One of Roland Barth's Cruising Rules - "Controversial subjects should only be discussed within swimming distance of shore."
Another Roland Barth saying that might fit this thread, “Every exploration is an appropriation.”
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I have a friend, Scott Rhoads who is doing this

Adventure High School

maybe he could give you some pointers

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Dr. Chaps, welcome to CF from a retired USAF chaplain!

I obviously can't offer much in the way of help in formulating a Christian-oriented program of seafaring, but I CAN offer encouragement.

We sent our children to a Jewish high school for the same reason you believe many Christian parents would like to see their children educated with reference to a specific Christian worldview and way of life. One is now in a state military college in Georgia (his choice) and one is a HS senior hoping for an appointment to the USAF Academy. They'll find their way in the greater world, but they'll always have the deep roots of their faith to support them.

Nu, G-d bless you in your vision and your efforts!

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Rabbi,
You'll be happy to know that I was eight-years Air Force enlisted! In fact, my undergrad is from the Univ of Colo...in Colo Spgs! Hopefully your youngest will get that appointment to the Academy.
Thx so much for the encouragement.
G-d Bless to You Also, My Friend,
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Re: Christian Maritime Academy?

Welcome to the forum Dr. Chaps, I wish you well on your undertaking. There are a few larger wood sailing vessels working out of Woods Hole, as a teaching platform, perhaps there would be a way to share the vessel use as a start up for you. I visited the campus of S.E.A. and they were sailing 2 large wooden sailing vessels.
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Given that a tall ship would be a very expensive purchase and have astronomical maintenance cost there are probably tall ship owners out there who would love to charter their ship with some experienced crew on board for extended periods (warmer months?). The charter rates would be determined by market rate which may be disproportionally cheap compared to the cost of financing and maintaining such a specialised vessel...... and during the colder months you wouldn't be trying to cram vessel maintenance in before the next season.
I think that would be an excellent approach, at least initially (albeit my suspicion is that once the difficulties and costs involved in running a tall ship were fully understood that own ship would not be high on the wishlist!).

OP could also start small - a few sailing co-ops around, maybe link into an existing land based christian group(s?).
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Re: Christian Maritime Academy?

isn't this what the sea cadets do anyway?
in the uk any parade has a priest in attendance and starts with a prayer.
the sea cadets is associated directly to the the royal navy which is church of england(anglican)primarily,though all races and religions are catered for.

becoming part of an existing organisation will offer a greater variety of options for a start up than going it alone,especially in the marine sector where there is a lot of red tape and liability issues.

sea cadets,usa link

http://www.seacadets.org/public/

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