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Old 09-01-2016, 07:33 PM   #21
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Old 09-01-2016, 07:58 PM   #22
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Great handle! "Steamboat Willie"
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:32 PM   #23
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Well, Sounds like you are having a bit of fun at my expense. No, not a costume, a uniform, only the boats in the park were on tracks. We had the equivalent of Disney's Marine Patrol always keeping an on us and the guests that would were allowed to rent all types of watercraft and zip all over the 1000 acres of lakes. It really was an interesting time. I was real surprised they entrusted a bunch of youngsters with some boats that easily cost upwards of a million.
We are pretty much retired now, and are ready for a little something different. We are doing the survey on the boat were looking at in the morning in Ft. Myers. May leave it there through he Hurricane season, then bring it around to the Cocoa Beach, FL area. By March we hope to have everything configured enough to safely and confidently drop lines.
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:37 PM   #24
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Very cool, Ransom. Sounds like an interesting job.

We only tease the ones we like! Welcome aboard!!
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:47 PM   #25
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Can't use a sextant either

Never learned horns, whistles or toots. Radios make that all somewhat obsolete. I had to laugh the first time someone on the ICW told me on the radio that they would pass me with two whistles. I asked him to use English.

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I'd guess that 90% of the boating public do not know even the most basic horn signals!

Even scarier, 50% of these don't use their radios either!
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:11 PM   #26
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No, I think your experience on Disney waters is really interesting and provided remarkable training, as I greatly respect Disney excellence.

I'll bet you could write a book on your career, especially guest interface!

Best of luck with your retirement!

PS: gotta love the name Steamboat Willie, right?
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:14 PM   #27
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I don't know what it is, but I've got a real mental block when it comes to remembering the whistles. I know it's important so I have it written conspicuously at my lower helm. It's weird that I can remember my first employer's phone number but can't remember this!
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:20 PM   #28
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I don't know what it is, but I've got a real mental block when it comes to remembering the whistles. I know it's important so I have it written conspicuously at my lower helm. It's weird that I can remember my first employer's phone number but can't remember this!
Never mind, I`ve heard of people wearing a R green and a L red boatshoe. Or was it the other way around ? And, are they safe from Oliver?
5 whistles is easy, equates to "WTF are you doing?"
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:36 PM   #29
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5 whistles is easy, equates to "WTF are you doing?"
Oh ya!!! Now that I have horns, that's my favorite one...especially for blowboaters who cross my bow just for the fun of it.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:08 AM   #30
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Hi all, I've been happy trawler Boater in a few weeks the Nordig Tug 37. on my first trip to transfer cruising around 560 miles in three days across the Baltic Sea (Europe) but was not typical of the driving fast, but now I have confidence in the quality and sea keaping.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:16 AM   #31
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I don't know what it is, but I've got a real mental block when it comes to remembering the whistles. I know it's important so I have it written conspicuously at my lower helm. It's weird that I can remember my first employer's phone number but can't remember this!
Some of us require written reminders. Note Kahlenberg horn controls.
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I always wanted to run the boat on the "Jungle Cruise".

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