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Old 06-21-2014, 05:23 AM   #35761
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The closest I have come is several cruises, and they isolate you very well from the working of the ship. I felt the vibrations you mentioned and spent some time thinking about their cause,(engines? prop? that really fat lady from the buffet last night?) simply because I am always curious how things work. I never equated it as a living thing the way you did so well, but I think I will have a new perspective if I go on another one.
Some big old diesel engines would be my guess
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The closest I have come is several cruises, and they isolate you very well from the working of the ship. I felt the vibrations you mentioned and spent some time thinking about their cause,(engines? prop? that really fat lady from the buffet last night?) simply because I am always curious how things work. I never equated it as a living thing the way you did so well, but I think I will have a new perspective if I go on another one.
I've never had a hankering to go on a cruise but my soon-to-be-ex-wife was saying she wanted to do that. I told her as long as I could visit the engine room whenever I wanted and if the boat had a skeet/trap range I would do it.

Never did.
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Some big old diesel engines would be my guess
There is that, too! Especially when there are four on-line. Diesel-electric is the drive system. Beaucoup torque!

The smell of diesel exhaust over salt water will always bring back a flood of memories.
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is there a troll convention going on?

the trolls are running crazy today!
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I've never had a hankering to go on a cruise but my soon-to-be-ex-wife was saying she wanted to do that. I told her as long as I could visit the engine room whenever I wanted and if the boat had a skeet/trap range I would do it.

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My little sister wanted me to go on a cruise with her awhile ago, I don't have money for that kind of nonsense, however if they let me hang out in the engine room I might seriously reconsider. I thought about applying for a job with Princess Cruises in Alaska but I have a tiny obsession with trucks.
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My little sister wanted me to go on a cruise with her awhile ago, I don't have money for that kind of nonsense, however if they let me hang out in the engine room I might seriously reconsider. I thought about applying for a job with Princess Cruises in Alaska but I have a tiny obsession with trucks.
Life as s cruise ship hand is not at all glamorous as I understand it.
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My little sister wanted me to go on a cruise with her awhile ago, I don't have money for that kind of nonsense, however if they let me hang out in the engine room I might seriously reconsider. I thought about applying for a job with Princess Cruises in Alaska but I have a tiny obsession with trucks.
I think you'd really obsess with a Chief Engineer's triple digit annual income. I bet you'd make a good one too with your background Cinder You'd have to start as an oiler, then accumulate some sea time, take a few courses, take some coast guard tests and before you know it, you'd be rollin' in it. The big downside is the time spent away from home Another option could be a marine diesel mechanic. They have a hard go of it though from what I've seen.
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I think you'd really obsess with a Chief Engineer's triple digit annual income. I bet you'd make a good one too with your background Cinder You'd have to start as an oiler, then accumulate some sea time, take a few courses, take some coast guard tests and before you know it, you'd be rollin' in it. The big downside is the time spent away from home Another option could be a marine diesel mechanic. They have a hard go of it though from what I've seen.
That's another thing. I already started from the bottom, I detailed trucks, then I was changing batteries, then oil and now I'm doing real work and troubleshooting and actually doing things that require thinking, but I'm always up for new adventures and I'm kind of a drifter these days, I don't really have a home.
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Boat ramps are great places to watch drunks fall at , when I get older and retire I plan to grab my sittin chair and be at the ramp everyday and entertain myself watching the drunks , girls and idiots.

My friend ran me up to shore one time so I could jump out, grab the truck and back it down the boat ramp to pull him out of the water. Well where he dumped me the rocks along the shore were totally covered in algae. Oh and did I mention I was wearing flip flops? I'll let you use your imagination on how that went. LOL

Was alcohol involved? Maybe but I don't think it affected the final outcome! Ha Ha

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