As of noon today I am a Coast Guard certified Captain....after months of hard work and lots of studying I passed all four tests with a total of 160 very difficult questions. They covered Rules of the Road, Maritime Law, Seamanship and Navigation. (I am now very familiar with the waters off of Long Island Sound, that's the chart we used for the plotting section). One test I got 100% and the rest were over 90%. I post this not as a pat on the back but rather as a source of inspiration to others. With everything going on today, you and only you can accomplish what you set out to do with the right attitude and work ethic in order to better yourself. Don't wait on others to do it for you. DO IT !!!!! I now join the ranks of other Captains (Kirk, Crunch, Morgan, Sparrow, America, Kangaroo, Hook, Solo, the one with Tenille, Ahab, Quint, Jonas Grumby aka The Skipper on Gilligan's Island, Picard, Ramius, Nemo, etc.) I will soon post information regarding fishing and diving/snorkeling charters that will be available from me and my brother in law Carlos Paez
for your use in the Fabulous Florida Keys....and thanks to my daughter Nicole Lima-Gabaldon
in son in law Jorge for the shirt and hat...Captain Lima out....
Congratulations on your achievement.
What License did you get? Did you do at At Home Course? Classroom with other students? Night classes?
Got my 100 ton in '87 after three years on the bridge of a guided missile destroyer. Wouldn't know how to hold a sextant any longer let alone use it. It used to be celestial navigation and DR [dead reckoning] then loran A then loran C...now GPS. Phew ....some transition in navigation.
MY WORST FEAR......THAT WHEN I DIE MY WIFE WILL SELL ALL MY BOATS & FISHING GEAR FOR WHAT I TOLD HER I PAID FOR IT.......
I may not always agree with what you say,
but I will always respect your right to be wrong!