To everyone who reads this thrilling blog of my job and all that it entails I am very sorry that I haven't written any thing in awhile. My goal was to write an article every week and I was doing decent for awhile there. But I've been slacking lately because I'm in drydock right now … Continue reading Still Here!
I have a bad habit at work. I consistently underestimate the amount of time it takes to do a job. This is partly because I always assume my first idea will work flawlessly (unfortunately, untrue), that when I fabricate something for the job I'll be able to find everything required right away, and that nothing … Continue reading Why a job always takes 1000 times longer than expected
Fire and boat drills, what are they? Remember when you were a kid and you used to have fire drills in school? Everyone would make for the exits and stand in a field while their teacher took attendance. I remember these drills because I would always panic and I think that I was in the … Continue reading Fire and Boat Drills
So it has been just about a year since I became a full time sailor. I've been very lucky during that time, I've gotten to experience working on several different vessels, with a whole variety of different people, doing all kinds of different things. This is the first trip I've been on that something is … Continue reading Home Life Still Goes On
As 3rd engineer the majority of my time is spent watchkeeping. Watchkeeping, depending on your personality, can be the most interesting or most boring job you have in your career. Some people enjoy it as the routine is set and the expectations of the position are clear. Some people hate it because the routine is … Continue reading Watchkeeping 101
There are many things I learned in school but I feel like a few important details were left out. For example, the amount of times I have had to contort my body into an ungodly position to try and fix or put something in place is higher than I ever would have expected in 8 … Continue reading Bonus Lessons
Every month that I've been off since graduation has been absolutely fantastic. I've been teaching myself how to cook, worked on finding myself some hobbies, and went on a much needed and well deserved vacation. However, as the end of my time off rolls around I get nervous and think about how much I don't … Continue reading Right for me