For most clients choosing a Captain is
a once-in-lifetime thing. So many decisions to make. So little experience
with which to make them. If you could have the experience of having made
the choices, perhaps 100 times, then filtering them down would be a pretty
straight forward affair.
A sample list of desirable qualities
If you were to ask me for my advice...
it's pretty simple. Hire someone you trust, sound them out and check out
their references, so that you do trust them. You will NEVER be happy with
someone you don't trust and it works both ways. It is not possible to get
good results unless there is mutual trust. Distrust is like
a corrosive acid. You can't expect your chosen Captain to concentrate 110%
on your boat if half his attention is constantly focused on you.
Believe me, it takes 110% concentration to achieve 100% successful delivery trips. The reason so many delivery Captains have such mediocre results, is their lack of attention to the trip itself. A true professional doesn't do the work for the partying that he can get in, but to get the boat delivered, while it's still in one piece!
What we all know, is that it takes only a second's inattention to cause the whole operation to come to grief. To the tune of many thousands of dollars and maybe a life lost.
So... choose wisely!!
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