I had one of that "sailing teacher" onboard once. Keeps teaching all about dinghy tactic trimming....I told her off. Big boats are not dinghy. The only common stuff is Points of Sail. That's all. Period.Never had a problem until I let a teacher from the sailing school come on a week long voyage. She had been teaching sailing on small sailboats for 15 years but had never been on anything larger. The combination of thinking it was the same thing on a 39 footer and thinking she should tell me how to do things... never again.
Good approach. I can think of four difficult or annoying guests I’ve had on my boat in the last 16 years and each one of them has been someone I had never met who I allowed to come along with an invited guest. “Can I bring my friend/neighbor/co-worker/in-law?” is now a yellow flag question to me. I no longer allow people on my boat who I don’t know.I only invite people who I enjoy being with, never had a problem.
This was typically a death sentence. If you didn't drown as you were pulled around, then all the barnacles on the hull would tear your skin to shreds. You would then die a slow agonizing death through infection. Think about how easily infection sets in on any open cut when you are on the ocean. Now think about half your body, even places you'd never normally have a cut, covered in cuts festering into sores and finally systemic infection. There were a few individuals that did survive this, but not many...Keelhauling
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This was possibly the worst punishment during the Age of Sail. Never officially sanctioned by the Royal Navy due to its barbaric cruelty to the condemned, keelhauling was still carried out on numerous occasions before being banned around the year 1720.
The victim would be stripped naked on the deck of a ship in full sight of the rest of the crew. He would have two ropes tied to him. One of them ran underneath the bottom of the ship (the “keel”).
The man would then be hung over the side of the ship, pulled underwater, and hauled along the keel by the second rope until he emerged on the other side.
Okay @capta - you can't drop a bomb like that and leave us hanging. Come on man! We might not be Charter Captains but most of us have guests on board at one time or another and could use your tips.But I have my foolproof ways of making them fun for all and very restful for the difficult one, so it almost always works out well.
I'm sorry, but that one will remain a secret.
Good thought but for the beer drinkers either you have to pour the beer out of the can, they have to not recognize the non-alcoholic brand, or be so plastered they can't read. Would work great for fru-fru drinks where you don't taste the alcohol anyway. Good idea to try though.I will then switch their beverage with a non alcoholic type. They never seem to know the difference.
Great document. I'm borrowing this and adapting it to our needs. I always give a safety briefing for any new guests, and this will be a great supplement. I'm going to print it double sided and have it laminated. Thanks for the idea.This list was on a boat we purchased several decades ago. An easy way to remember to show a guest what/where/how to behave, before the boat leaves the dock.