First off Whew! Got home on the 24th. My first full hitch under my belt. My hats off to the wire boat guys, this is some tough ass work. Going from push to tow,getting on the wire and off the wire, calling ranges to the dock, shopping for grub 7 carts deep at the store, driving in NYC,cleaning the boat,chipping and painting (ya know ya have to really know what you are doing MIXING the paint) Nav watch, anchor watch, climbing down the barge to the dock to catch lines, tying up the barge, casting off the barge, dropping the hook. I prob forgot something. Never knew that there was boats where the Officers outnumber the AB's. 3 Officers and 2 AB's. All I know is I EARNED every dime. I also know why the offshore jobs pay as much as they do. *** New guys *** you will work harder than any job you have ever had!