I feel the need to bring my personal life in so everyone under stands why i ask the dumb ass questions all the time lol.
I worked 7 Years for Sodexo Offshore. I worked on the Rigs. I was the guy that cleaned your room and made your bed. Some times i would work down in the galley. I got laid off because work was slow. Not all the Jobs Sodexo offshore had were Rigs they had some otto candies contracts and drill ship contracts. In my last year after the Mates and captains found out I was in the navy they asked me why i never went out side as an AB. I told them I never knew my sea time carried over. It took about 4 months to get my sea time papers. After that I went to L.E. Flecher to test for AB limited. I talked to the mates and the captains and I landed here. At first I read all the threads i could find on the Gcaptain forum. I got alot of information by just reading all the past threads in this forum and some of the other sub forums. I only started posting questions that i could not find in search.
I work at a POS security place that is 4 days a week 12/12/8/8 hours. I just sit in a shack and do nothing i get my own AC/chair/bath room/shack. On JD C. recommendation I have a hard copy of Bowditch and read it 1 hour a day when I am at work the other time i am reading my other books and getting some work outs done in the shack.
[B](I have never AB in my life)[/B]
I am reading all the books and trying to learn because I might not ever get to study like this were I have all day to just read and learn. All I need is Adv. FF and 90 days active sea time and i can take 3rd 1600. I want it for my own reasons even if I never see the wheel house. I would like to just get it before my mom dies tho. lol
I have my books set up to show
I used some tools to strip out all the bull shit and re printed the study guides. I want to learn why things are the way they are so I can do my job. The other mindless shit i just want to memorize. aka The lunar day is also known as the tidal day.
Hope this answers some questions.