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Old 12 November 2008, 08:51   #1
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how do you call ....

.... the captain in such a small boat?

what i mean is what word you use in english to describe the man who uses the boat?

is it captain?

is it user?

is it driver?

i/m fed up trying to find some answer on the net so.. please give me one..


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Old 12 November 2008, 08:58   #2
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Skipper
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Old 12 November 2008, 09:01   #3
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oh, ok.. i'm soooo stupid.... it was on the tip of my...keyboard... lol


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Old 12 November 2008, 11:12   #4
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Among the uninformed, it would be Captain, as he is in command of the vessel.

Those who prefer to do it right will use Skipper, saving "Captain" for someone who has actually earned the credential from a recognized authority.

Then again, on my boat, it's usually just "Hey, you", or worse.

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Old 12 November 2008, 11:56   #5
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Those who prefer to do it right will use Skipper..
Calling out skipper is by far the easiest way of finding who is actually in charge of any given boat.
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Old 12 November 2008, 16:00   #6
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Wasn't Skipper a kangaroo?
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Usually Coxswain or Cox. You can have some fun with that.........
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Old 13 November 2008, 02:49   #8
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Wasn't Skipper a kangaroo?
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