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The Experts

Mister “Know-it-All” What makes that special guest aboard a sport fishing boat, who fishes maybe once or twice a year, a “know-it-all” in the cockpit? Maybe he stayed at a Holiday Inn the night before. May be he just finished reading the latest issue of “InTheBite” magazine. Whatever the reason it’s not important. The important principle we need to take away from this encounter is: how do we, as crew, handle this special guest without jeopardizing our employment or our character? I have always felt that the tee shirt that reads “Shut-Up and Fish” was very rude and unprofessional. I typically saw these tee shirts on the backs of charter boat mates in the Florida Keys and points north. I understand the message, however, when a portion of your daily income is from gratuities, why would you jeopardize that with a sarcastic slogan on a T-shirt? If you are a seasoned deckie, you should be able to recognize the difference between “Mr. Know it All” and the guest who sincerely wants to know why you are doing what you are doing. Crews need to learn how to respond professionally and discreetly to both types of people without embarrassing themselves or disrespecting the client. I have crewed in both the private and charter sector and I can tell you it is very difficult to hold back what you really want to say to “Mr. Know It All”. Proverbs 15:1-2     New King…

BWB History

The first Blue Water Brotherhood Chapel Service was held back in the mid-90s during one of the Bertram Hatteras Shootout Tournaments at Walker’s Cay in the Bahamas. It was a beautiful service. Amazing Grace was sweetly sung by some of the islanders. A handful of captains and mates listened to an audio tape from The First Baptist Church of Ft. Lauderdale. The Blue Water Brotherhood ministry had officially begun.

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