Then the 1st mate discovered the water pump went out in the ship's yawl (small boat attached to the ship).
The extra work has converted my 1st mate into our Boatswain (person in charge of equipment and maintenance). But what can a captain of a small crew do but assign additional responsibilities to his crew? I, as captain, have also taken on additional tasks besides captain.
Not the least of which is the "crew director." My crew continues to be disgruntled and is bucking my instructions with the new timeline. It has made my position more difficult as I become a badder guy than I was before the summer started.
I haven't had a problem keeping them away from the pull of their electronics, but I have had a problem getting them to do anything else. So although the 1st mate and I have taken on other tasks, my two crew members have remained just crew members waiting for orders and refuse to do anything else unless told.
Sigh, being captain sucks.