To acquire a position that will allow me to contribute to your goals and objectives while operating the vessel in the safest manner possible.
20 years of boating/blue water experience. 10 of those years while serving in the United States Coast Guard as a Quartermaster (QM1 – E6). Six of these years as a yacht owner, two years as a crew member of the 50’ Morgan(SV) “No Clew”, that circumnavigated in 1989-90 and three of these years serving as Master/Owner of a charter sailing yacht “Princess of Tides”. in the Bahamas and Caribbean Sea.
Extensive experience in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Florida and the rest of the East Coast. Additional experience in the Gulf Coast, North and South Atlantic, Bering Sea, Arctic and Antarctic, Mediterranean, Indian Oceans.
Power boats up to 95’ (non-military) w/single or twin screws, 4-16 cyl; single and twin engine.
Sailboats up to 60’ (non-military), sloop, ketch, schooner w/aux. diesel engine(s).
Power vessels up to 400’ (military) on Coast Guard icebreakers, 2-4 engines w/twin to triple screws to 36,000 hp.
Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.S.)
Southern Institute of Technology, Marietta, Ga.
Berry Academy (H.S.)Rome, Ga.
100 ton Masters License #1130582
FCC Marine Radio Operators Permit #0010763811
PADI Open Water Scuba Diver #0211052619
GPS, Loran – C, Radar (low visibility, course to intercept, collision avoidance), Dead Reckoning, Set & Drift, True/Apparent Wind, Celestial, RDF, Chartplotters. Bridge Management to include: Chart corrections, Tide and Current Calculations, ordering of charts/publications, bridge maintenance, purchasing/upkeep of bridge equip., nav/radio/weather logs.
USCG/USN Navigation School
USCG/USN Signalman School
USCG/USN Rules of the Road School
USCG/USN Firefighting School
USCG/USN Damage Control School
USCG/USN Radar Plotting School
USCG/USN Ship Handling/Docking Training
USCG Search and Rescue Training
Conn Watch Certifed (u/w OOD)
Firearms – Rifle Expert, Pistol Sharpshooter
Scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, kneeboarding,
wakeboarding, sailing, wave-runners, motorcycles.