Welcome to the Dockwalk.com Forum

 

In order to post a comment in one of the forum topics, you must log in or sign up. Your display name will appear next to your posts unless you check the Post Anonymously box. When writing a post, please follow our forum guidelines. If you come across a post that you would like us to review, use the Report Post button. Please note the opinions shared in the forums do not necessarily reflect the views of Dockwalk.


RSS Feed Print
Whats the compition on the dock?
Mark Punter
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:36 AM
Joined: 03/11/2011
Posts: 5


I am planning on dock waling this summer looking for yachts and want to no what my compition is. Such as what do other deck hands dock walking have in qualfications? I have my YMoffshore, Cruising Intructor, ocean theory, Radar, STCW95, Day skipper motor boat, Eng1, Deisel mantanice, power boat 2, VHF, 3000 sea miles, and a Royal Air Force aircrew background. What do you have?
Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:23 PM
The competition for jobs is rough every year. But, like any industry the more relevant qualifications and experience you have, the better your chances. Just make sure you look and act the part and with your CV you should be sweet bru.
Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:22 PM
[Comment removed by moderator] know, qualifications, competition, instructor and diesel maintenance. Basic education speaks volumes!! And if you spent more time actually walking than dock, than worrying about who else is out there, you may actually find work. Good Luck.
Anonymous
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:38 PM
I agree that correct spelling, punctuation and grammar are important. My guess is English is his second language. He could (or should) have ask a friend or use spell check, especially on his CV. However, I'd be more likely to hire this guy than a kid who can spell perfectly, conjugate a verb and even program the clock on the microwave, yet can't tie a bowline. Mark is asking for some guidance. Do we really need to knock all these people down who are simply trying to gather some information to help them get a start in the industry? Funny how many people forget that we were all brand new once upon a time. Good luck I say Mark, you've got tickets and some experience. Combine this with a good attitude and worth ethic and you should be fine.
Belanglais
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:56 PM
Joined: 17/08/2011
Posts: 4


Good Question. Why don't you take a look at Call the Captain on yola. we are a small but friendly club. I think its at http://www.callthecaptain.yolasite.com Steve
Anonymous
Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:55 PM
*No qualification necessary, this industry is crooked ....just look pretty, kiss your captains ass as much as you can .dont give a shit about your other crew mates, do as much drinking as you can, and lie about what you have done in the past, Do all this and you will be on your way to running aground on a rock that has been on a map for centuries from there you can cowardly jump in the life boat and lie that you fell in it.... good luck in this industry ...game on!!!!!!!....Oh PS and when someone gets in your way of achieving all of that either lie about that person or have them deported ....works every time
Mark Punter
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 9:59 PM
Joined: 03/11/2011
Posts: 5


oh wow all sorts of replies thanks! I also spelt walking wrong just so you no! I am English i just didnt take that much care into that post sorry! my cv has been seen by people an its all up to scratch. I just wanted to no if i was going to do well having my YM offshore and wanted to really no how many others out there have the same. Many thanks for guys
junior
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 7:37 AM
Joined: 14/01/2009
Posts: 1026


You simply must have a yachtmasters to be a valuable deck crew. After the yachtmasters the ability to work is important. Hands Skills applicable to boats are needed. A yacht works for a few months a year...then for the remaining time it is in permanent repair. Only captains can fix a yacht from the golf course with their Iphone...crew must do it with their hands and metal tools.
Henning
Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:10 AM
Joined: 01/06/2008
Posts: 1053


junior wrote:
You simply must have a yachtmasters to be a valuable deck crew. After the yachtmasters the ability to work is important. Hands Skills applicable to boats are needed. A yacht works for a few months a year...then for the remaining time it is in permanent repair. Only captains can fix a yacht from the golf course with their Iphone...crew must do it with their hands and metal tools.

Android, Apple doesn't think I need to be able to do that....

Anonymous
Posted: Sunday, February 5, 2012 12:20 AM
looks like you are a zero to hero, i know you are now qualified to park the QM2 with your eyes closed. Now you want the job, burn all those papers, STFU and keep sanding!
garciayounes
Posted: Sunday, February 5, 2012 7:55 AM
Joined: 07/10/2011
Posts: 39


hi, captains give importance to types of certification? rya vs iyt. i got an yacht hand iyt , just want to know if i am going to right way. moving to yachts in april , i hope. thanks .
Anonymous
Posted: Sunday, February 5, 2012 10:40 AM
From my first hand experience wether or not i had all the tickets when i started yachting in 2010 (YM, PADI DM, Atlantic crossing, AEC etc etc) made no difference. Its your general attitude, willingness to work hard and generally just having common scence. Ask questions if you not sure, swallow your pride in some cases and just be friendly and social. At the end of the day if you have no experience aboard you not going to get hired off the bat cause of your nice smile you will be hired after a few days of grueling day work after your true colors have been shown both at work on deck and socialising with the permenent crew at lunch. Never let your guard down, I was working on a fully crewed boat not at all expecting a position, after a week day working i was offered a job by a hand over captain. You never know who is watching, who they know or what the situation is. Good Luck
 
 Average 5 out of 5