Shipyard sucks. There. I said it.
|Shipyards look so clean and organized in the pictures|
Generally, life aboard a tugboat isn't too taxing. In fact, anytime you meet someone new and tell them you work on a tugboat a usual response is, "Oh, that must be EXCITING!" No. No, it's not. Which is just the way we like it. Sure, it is usually 23 hours and 55 minutes of complete and total boredom. Only interrupted by 5 minutes of sheer terror. But we like boring. Boring is good. Boring means things are going well. Boring means you haven't screwed up. Screw ups are expensive. 'Boring' trumps 'exciting' any day of the week on a tugboat.
But shipyard isn't boring. Shipyard is expensive. Shipyard is a lot of hard work in a minimal amount of time. Time is money in this business. And the longer you are in shipyard the more money the company spends and the less money the company makes. It's like "Fast and the Furious". Without Vin Diesel. Or cars. Or women with clothes that are 2 sizes too small. In essence, shipyard is: Get in. Fix it. Get out.
|Maybe clothes 3 times too small?|
Not that there is anything wrong with that.
Plus, you have less than 2 weeks to do a over a months worth or work.
Which is why I'm trying to get caught up with the blog.
Shipyard isn't exactly a blog friendly environment.