Sailing and Boating Skills

These are the skills that I possess that adds to my qualifications as a ships’ captain:

  • Chart reading
  • Navigation
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Course plotting
  • Voyage planning
  • Boat handling, both power and sail
  • Adherence to strict safety procedures
  • Docking/anchoring
  • Fiberglass patching/repair
  • Sail repair
  • Bottom painting/repair
  • Varnish work
  • Basic carpentry
  • Basic deck hardware, rigging, and ground tackle care/maintenance
  • Basic engine mechanics/maintenance
  • U.S. Coast Guard certifications:
    • 50-ton (cargo capacity, not weight of vessel)
    • 100-mi. offshore captains license