Ben ik toch maar mooi door de mand gevallen. Blijk ik nooit te hebben gevaren, maar 33 jaar in een zagerij aan de Zaan de hebben gewerkt. Als chef van de werkplaats nog wel!
Dat is me helemaal ontgaan
Geen idee wie die grappenmaker is.
Ik heb zijn naam maar weggehaald.
Dat bleek al bijna drie maanden op mijn website te staan, maar ik was daar dus een poosje niet geweest.To all readers:
The person Theo Horsten never sailed on any ship. All his stories are a hoax, concocted out of encyclopedias and other sailors stories. I worked with him in the years 1959 to 1992 in a sawmill in Holland, where he was chief workshop in Saw mill Zaanland and Rote Westzaan in the Westcoast of the Netherlands. I admire him for being one of the most clever persons I ever met, he could make you believe he started as captain on a Thames barge Thistle, and I believed him. Until I met the owner, who never knew him.(!!!)
I got suspicious and dug into his personal features. Not a SINGLE word, rank, or seagoing profession he did, NOTHING. He was kicked out of his matrimonial house after molesting his beloved ones, went to Greece, married an abandoned woman, and did NEVER dare to confront one of the REAL sailors he was commenting on and scoffing at on one of his visits in the Netherlands, NEVER.
So: Good willing sailors and interests: Better stop commenting here and register at a real sailors forum in Holland, England Scandinavia and Germany. And avoid any comments on this clever person.
retired second engineer on cargo ships P&O.