Ok. This may make me sound dumb but what counts as sea time? I currently work at a marina but spend tons of time on various boats. I also sail nearly everyday on a friends 32 foot boat and from April till October j race on a 64 foot racing yacht on the east coast. Does any of this count towards my sea time in the merchant marines? I will also be doing deliveries on mega yachts. Does this count even though all I really do is clean and stand watches?
Anyone have any good book recommendations? I got out of the navy as a mm3 and am trying to switch to private work on ships. I feel too old to go to school so I’m just trying to work my way up rather than invest the time in the academies.