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Old 8th March 2017, 19:23   #1
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Greetings to all from Old Salt.

I am Aseem Sharma, a true sea dog, who has spent the better part of his life with knots, bends, and hitches. A sea captain by profession working with Maersk.

I have been an avid reader of T Bhp since 2006 and my car buying decisions have been greatly influenced by the knowledge I have gathered here on the forum.

I had started on two wheels with a vintage edition of Lambretta scooter, followed by Bajaj Chetak and then Honda Unicorn. I presently own a XUV (W8), Eon, Esteem (my first ride) and a soon to be delivered IGNIS. A Harley and a GT TSI is somewhere on the cards by next year.

Other than driving, and of course sailing which I have been doing for almost 2 decades, I am a amateur archer. Being a hard core metal head and my love for table tennis keeps me busy at sea. On my leave I often visit one of our oldest maritime colleges in North India as a visiting faculty.

A big thanks to the moderators for helping me cross the line and making me an official Shellback (once again after 18 yrs ) & a part of the community, especially GTO.

A quote which we actively use at sea and to some extent I apply it to our Indian roads , “The mark of a great ship handler is not getting into a situation which requires great ship handling skills”.

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That was a pretty quick intro. Was it not just this evening that I saw Old_Salt as our newest member?

Nice to see another table tennis player on the forum. When is the Ignis coming home?

Welcome to the forum.
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Welcome aboard, captain! Loved the quote at the end of your post.
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That was a pretty quick intro. Was it not just this evening that I saw Old_Salt as our newest member?

Nice to see another table tennis player on the forum. When is the Ignis coming home?

Welcome to the forum.
Thank you for a warm welcome.

At the time of TD, waiting period for IGNIS was indicated at 8 weeks, however when the booking was done it came down to 10 days. Expect to pick up sometime next week.
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Dear Captain, always nice to meet a sea dog on this forum. Please post us pictures of your ships - more the better - along with a few notes on the vessels.
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Welcome to TeamBHP captain! Glad to see that you are still into archery.

PS: In case you don't recollect who I am, we had a long chat right in front of AIIMS one Sunday evening last year
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I am Aseem Sharma, a true sea dog, who has spent the better part of his life with knots, bends, and hitches. A sea captain by profession working with Maersk.
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Dear Captain, always nice to meet a sea dog on this forum. Please post us pictures of your ships - more the better - along with a few notes on the vessels.
Welcome Aseem. And yes, I'm very curious about life inside a container ship too - the crew quarters, the canteen menu, facilities on board the ship (internet? gym?) etc.
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Welcome to TeamBHP captain! Glad to see that you are still into archery.

PS: In case you don't recollect who I am, we had a long chat right in front of AIIMS one Sunday evening last year
Hello Akshay, I do remember, nice to hear from you.
Its always a pleasure knowing a fellow Robin shares similar interests.
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Hi Aseem

Nice to see someone who is into sailing here. Do you know of anywhere where one can do sailing as a hobby ?

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Absolutely, you may take up various courses available in Mumbai, from beginners to advanced level.
Handling a boat is quite similar to driving, requires negotiating traffic, knowledge of sea topography, local sea currents and ofcourse reading wind direction.
The solitude of silence is as tranquil as it gets.
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Welcome to the forum!

I really loved your Quote
“The mark of a great ship handler is not getting into a situation which requires great ship handling skills”.
I will be borrowing it while I train my guys!!
Have a great time here!

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Welcome to the forum Old_Salt. That was a quick introduction. I am on the other end of the spectrum, I have not been able to write down an intro in 13 years. Congratulations on becoming a member here and wish you get the Harley Davidson soon. Enjoy your stay here.
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Absolutely, you may take up various courses available in Mumbai, from beginners to advanced level.
Handling a boat is quite similar to driving, requires negotiating traffic, knowledge of sea topography, local sea currents and ofcourse reading wind direction.
The solitude of silence is as tranquil as it gets.
Hi

I used to do a spot of sailing on the Thames when I used to live in London, great fun !Had heard that they do a bit of sailing in Delhi too, hence asked you about it
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