why you insulting poor girl, because her nick is "old salt".so what. what is meaning "old salt".experience, age. how old you are or how long you spend on the sea. i was second mate on the 75,000 tons bulk carrier when i was 24 and had 5 years on the sea as a cadet and third mate. i was more "experienced" and was bigger "old salt" than some chief mates wit 20 years on the sea.including british and american with their "famous" USCG certificates. only god knows how they pased their exams. . some of them i would not give couple of sheeps to take care off, let alone a boat
some one will "pick up" more in 5 years then other in 15 or 20.
i bought my crabber 7 years ago and since then i already crossed biscay 11 times. i know a lot of "old salts" who are "sailing" for 20 or more years and they barely wenture couple of miles out from their marinas
i would take her this summer but my mother will start agein that she can be my daugter and that i am embarasing her with neighborous.
she set me up limit 35. no yunger.