- As soon as you get on the boat, figure-out where stuff is and how things work.
- Do the job you were hired to do first, but learn someone else’s job in your spare time.
- If you’re not busy and someone else is working on something, ask if you can help.
- Pick up trash whenever and wherever you find it.
- Wash your own damned dishes.
- Stuff spills on boats, but it doesn’t wipe itself up. The deckhand is not your maid.
- Be polite, but more than that be kind when you have the opportunity; you never know what a shipmate has going on at home.
- Never eat or drink the last of something without asking.
- Love your boat and she’ll love you back.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A Happy Boat
A workboat is a pretty small place to spend two or four weeks. It’s not only a workplace, it’s also home to four men from disparate backgrounds. Here are a few suggestions to make that time as pleasant and productive as possible. They also are notes to myself. It’s a work in progress; changes, additions or deletions may occur: