Originally Posted by Tingum
My shallow depth of knowledge come after 36 years as a licensed Master and over 6 years running a major service
yard. I can show you an aluminum boat on the reef in the Bahamas
that has been there since Floyd. The malability of aluminum is well know for those with real experience.
Yes, I am certain you can. However, many years holding a masters qualification and years running a yard do not actually necessarily add up to actual relevant experience - as proven by the statement made that steel
and aluminium boats can ride out months on a reef. No boat ever made can take constant pounding on a reef. I have a friend that has an Ocean Masters qualification after taking an intensive training
course around 30 years ago - and he has not been on the water
since. I also know a marine mechanic
that has never been away from a jetty for longer than two hours. However, neither of them make outlandish claims. Similarly, many people know first rate sailors that do not hold a single
qualification. Relevant experience is what counts. Outrageous statements don't benefit anyone.