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Old 23-03-2011, 14:42   #1
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Hello from Captain Ron!

I like to introduce myself My Name is Ron I知 from Chico California I now live in Atlanta Ga. I知 a Captain for Delta Airlines... 39 yrs as I fly over the oceans I stare out the window wishing I was on the sea. I have no Marine experience but it has always been a goal of mine to become familiar. If anyone ever needs a deck hand to wash the deck or just any kind of help please don稚 hesitate to get in touch. I知 very flexible with my work schedule and I can fly to any port on any airline for free...

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Old 23-03-2011, 14:46   #2
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Yaay.... Capn Ron's joined CF...........
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Old 23-03-2011, 15:04   #3
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Ron welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy your self here
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Old 23-03-2011, 16:41   #4
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Welcome aboard Ron, too bad the Captn Ron handle was already used. lol
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Old 30-03-2011, 19:25   #5
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
There have been times when I've been out at sea in rough weather wishing I was in that airliner flying overhead, but not on beautiful days.
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Old 30-03-2011, 20:06   #6
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Hi Jet pilot17/'Capn Ron'... you will take a little heat for your handle but welcome!... it is all in good fun you will find the folks here are knowledgable, opinionated, occasionally right and free with their advice. Thinking of you in the pilot seat checking out the ocean reminds me of being stretched out in the cockpit on a sunny afternoon offshore looking up watching the contrails of a jet filled with folks going somewhere. You will have no difficulty getting a berth for coastal or offshore cruising with the background you have in navigation. Welcome! Capt Phil
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Old 31-03-2011, 06:21   #8
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Hello Ron and welcome,

Have a number of friends that are pilots that have taken up sailing. Seems like the transition is pretty easy for most. Guess if you can fly a plane then sailing a boat is pretty simple. Navigation is about the same but you have a lot more time to figure it out. Get lost in a plane you have as long as your fuel lasts to get found. Get lost in a boat you can take as long as you like.

Don't want to discourage you but there have been a couple of times when I was out on a long passage in nasty weather; wet, tired and beat up when I looked up to see a contrail and envied the people on the plane in air conditioned comfort. Then the next day when the sun came out, the winds calmed to a nice sailing breeze and I had a good night's rest I wouldn't have traded places for a thousand dollars.

Stay active on this forum and others, look around and I'll bet you find someone looking for crew to help move their boat around. I may be in the market myself next year.


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