Mudcat Café message #153915 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16440   Message #153915
Posted By: Dave (the ancient mariner)
24-Dec-99 - 06:36 PM
Thread Name: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Subject: RE: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
SeanM sorry; you asked how many real shellbacks are on here, count me as one, as Mate/Nav.Officer,Merchant Service 15 years, Canadian Coastguard 15 years (13 ashore though) I am SAR/RCC Controller so I sail a desk, (much to my own disgust at times) SAR is what I do best. ARRR! traded in my pistols and cutlass for computers and telephones. I spend more time in helicopters and aircraft than boats. But at heart; I am on deck marlin spike in hand singing a shanty like the Tars of old. Merry Christmas, Yours, Aye. Dave