Pros: satisfaction of working for the navy and thereby, my country
I have taken courses in naval architecture, lofting, pattern and mold making, rigging, blacksmithing, sail making, planning and estimating, and hull surveying, during my tenure with Defence Department.I have successfully completed the "Canadian Power Squadrons" safe boating course, and the "St. John Ambulance" first aid course. I also possess a valid Canadian passport.
I believe I can achieve standards of excellence with most peers and with most tasks, regarding the design, production and repairs of wooden, concrete, fiberglass and metalwork. I also am literate with computers, and project planning, and liaise between involved contractors.
Letters of commendation twice from the Deputy Minister of Defence, for completely rebuilding a broken mainmast for the H.M.C.S. Oriole only days before her annual "Swifture International Yacht Race", and for the exact construction and successful delivery of the lifeboat (replica) carried by the (now floating museum) H.M.C.S. Sackville, in time to commemorate the Canadian Navy's 75th anniversary.