I NOW work in the Gulf!


#1

I got the job!!
Just finished my first hitch.
THANKS FOR ALL the HELPFUL ADVICE!!!

job hunting with no experience SUCKS!
Saw a lot of southern LA. Visited the bigger firms first. NO JOY
they all liked my “credentials” and said so…none hired me
covered from golden medow to covington and a lot of points in between.
Hit the bricks for almost two weeks…
i think i was hired on the fifteenth try.

The advice on:
bedding…boat stuff …no thanks…took my own!!
knife…spyderco …worked but needs oiling often
rain gear…grundens…sure glad i had it!!
i went w/ redwing boots…mine gave me a problem…i’ll take them back to see if they’re defective
flashlight…pelican…multiple times very glad i had it
shrimp boots…got 20$ pair at wal mart…lasted 2 days…i’ll go 2 pair of redwings next time

i work on a 100 size utility boat
i love it
i’m on 28 …14…

ALL THE ADVICE/ POINTER FROM G CAP REALLY HELPED!!

THANKS TONS

TJ


#2

Congratulations:D

What’s the biggest lesson you learned while afloat?


#3

lesson one: if you see the rope “smoke”…DUCK!!!

lesson two: if the crane hooks the boat…RUN!!!

job hunting advice: pack & be ready to go…and be persistent!!

T


#4

Nice job TJ…I have been wondering about you…Glad to hear all is well…


#5

TJ - Congrats on joining the rat race in Fourchon. When I was on deck I had the Shrimp Reboks at first. Then I graduated up to the Wal-Mart steel toe Black Rubber fashion boots. I still have them, yes they are cheap. But, still beats trying to dry out your high dollar boots for a couple of days.

Safe Sailing,

Brian


#6

I went with the red wings too…From advice here on gcapt…

I love them,they took awhile to get them broke in but I would have no other…


#7

100 masters license here looking for deckhand/second captain position around texas any info out there


#8

American Commercial lines in Channelview is actively hiring deckhands. aclines.com

Pays $135 a day first 90 days then automatically jumps up to $173.

They might have a captain spot.

PM me for recruiter email.


#9

ok…
my boots were defective!!
thats my luck!!!
redwing gave my another pair…
feeling is returning to my toe!!!
i’m back in Houma, i’m heading out for another 28
this time w/ laptop…and two pairs of redwings!!

T