So, I was taking this class last week and in the corner of the stairway was the object seen here. It's metal, about 24" tall, marine use. Prizes to whomever can identify it. Somebody else out there has to know what it is!
I took a captains course last week, and I passed!! Now I can be a Captain, just like my idol, Captain Morgan. (What do you mean, he's not a real captain, he has the hat and everything.) I'll have what's usually called a '6-pack' license and no, believe it or not, it doesn't have anything to do with alcohol. It means that if we wanted to, we could carry up to 6 passengers without having to be inspected by the Coast Guard. Steve is taking the same course, but his is an online version and he'll test in March. Not that I'd make a big deal of it or anything, but I did pass the test first... All we have to do is finish the mountain of paperwork, get physicals, drug tests, eye tests, CPR and First Aid, raise our right hands and get our Oath notarized, figure out how many days of sea time we have in the last 7 years and get 3 character references. Yes, character references. I can't possibly see why the Coast Guard would possibly care what kind of character I have. If my references all say that I'm an a******, will they deny me a license? What if I have no character at all? What if I am a character? What if I were just a bunch of black lines? Whoops, that's caricature, sorry.