Burning Questions

Dave gives an update on his engagement, and elaborates on his time in the adult entertainment industry.

Jul 15, 20130

Bravotv.com: By this point in the trip, how are you feeling about your time on the boat? Your crew-mates?
David Bradberry: Reality has finally begun to set in. This no longer, in any way, feels like a vacation or an easy job. This is the third charter of the season -- or ever -- for Eddie and me. I'm (fortunately) learning quickly and immersing myself in the boat. I'm still very green, but am determined to meet the expectations of a new deckhand. The hours are long and the tasks are tedious, but with the tip from last week, everything is beginning to seem worth it. 

The crew is my new family away from home. Each and every one has a  distinctive and loud (in their own way) personality.... 

Captain Lee is strict, stern, and militant, but I'm used to the old school way of doing things. Totally willing to prove myself before we get respected as a crew. 

Aleks has something to prove -- that he is a good capable leader. So far, I'm happy to have him as a boss.

Adrienne comes across as a complete frigid bitch, but that's kinda part of her job description. She has one of the most stressful jobs on the yacht. 

Ben is a bit of a maniac. Every time I passed the galley, controlled chaos seemed to permeate the air and delicious prices of art flowed steadily out.  

C.J. acted like he was allergic to cotton! He never had his shirt on and was always running a round intent on perfecting his latest project. Always seemed to be the center of attention whether we wanted or not. 

Kat was the party animal. This girl know how to have fun, but can also always be counted on to show up for work the next morning with a smile. 

Eddie is Mr. Nice Guy: absolutely hysterical. He always found a way to lighten the mood and make work a little more fun. 

Sam is the beautiful girl next door. Sam is a sweetheart, but a bit of a brat when things don't go her way. 

Bravotv.com: You and Eddie seem to be on a bit of a different schedule than the other crew — working a lot at night. Can you tell us more about that?
DB: Eddie and I were on totally different schedules than everyone else! As deckhands, safety is a high priority on our list of responsibilities -- especially at night. For the most part, the schedule of the crew mostly revolved around the need of the charter guests. But night, while anchored at sea in the wee hours of the morning, is potentially the most dangerous time to be on a ship, which is why we have anchor watch, in which we monitor the status of the yacht and and fulfill the request of any last night or early morning guests. Now clearly we can't work 24/7, so our schedules were staggered with Aleks filling in when appropriate. 

Bravotv.com: When you heard there would be five single guys as charter guests, what were your expectations? 
DB: Well first off, I've never heard of a group of five single 40-plus dudes that were straight. I mean sounds more like a booking on a P-Town yachting experience. These five single guys informed us prior they were looking to "party hard." I guess I was expecting some sort of a "dude cruise," looking to party on and off the boat at night and get into water sports during the day. 

20 comments
prowordsmith
prowordsmith

Might you be known on film as David Alanson.  Publicity shot bears a certain resemblance?

Laur
Laur

You seem to be a really nice guy and a hard worker. All the best to you!

rukidding
rukidding

Congratulation to you and Trevor.  Thank you also for your sanity and adorableness on the show.  You, Eddie, Ben and Nash were the best.

Markem1962
Markem1962

Dave so happy for you and Trevor. I hope you return for the next season. You represented yourself as a gentleman and made us gays look good. Overall you seem like a good guy and Trevor is a lucky man.

JustDave
JustDave

Congratulations Dave n Trevor much happiness and long life to the both of you.  Ronnie and I have been together for 16yrs now (Florida will be one of the last places for gay marriages, can't figure that with Disney being the gayest place on earth.) gotta tell ya, it feels like a dream, I wish the same for you.  Dave, I saw a pic of you in your Marine dress uniform I like you in your buzz cut much better.  I'm waiting for you to bust out and get crazy, the girls can't have all the fun.  Anyway I enjoy the show and hope to see you and everybody for season 2.

jmbgmom
jmbgmom

I think you are a very brave young man, and to wait to get married, unitil Proposition 8 was passed, shows how very mature person you are. I totally agree that everyone should have the right to be married. I am just so GLAD that the government see's it that way also. I wish you and Trevor all the best!! Have a long and happy and healthy life together! God Bless You Both!!!!

carrieear
carrieear

I love Dave! he is so real and you just want to have him as a friend!!

Lurchy
Lurchy

There. You're welcome!

 

Oh, almost forgot.  I never thought I would see a reality show where, of all the participants, the gay guy is the least drama on the show.  Way to break through those stereotypes man!

heathih
heathih

Help!! I accidentally deleted this episode from my DVR before I had the chance to finish watching it.  I know cannot find it anywhere either in repeats or on bravotv.com. Any idea why?

bravogirl313
bravogirl313

like the show but turn the channel when Sam comes on just not worth watching when she is talking

Teres
Teres

I like this show 

MommaSharon
MommaSharon

Congratulations! How exciting to have your proposal on national TV. Wishing you all the best. 

 

Question to the Bravo world...on the Dude, Dude episode, one of the guests was very familiar looking. I can't place his face, but I'm thinking he might have been one of Patty's millionaires? Anyone know? It's honestly not that important. I do have a job and a life, but I hate it when I can't place a face.  Thanks!!!

 

And I LOVE this show. I watch everything Bravo has put on TV (except LA Shrinks...yawn). Keep up the awesome programming!!!

Labeeve
Labeeve

Below Deck is my current obsession on Bravo (as well as deckhand Dave). I really admire how professional, articulate and fun you are. As well as being eye candy for guys and gals;) The other night on WWHL, Andy mentioned that he would be officiating a wedding and I think as personal as having a wedding is, it would be beautiful if Trevor and you would be married (Boston Harbour Style) by him. I'm so happy Prop 8 was overturned and I wish you and Trevor a lifetime of happiness! Looking forward to more episodes! Bevy

roger.steffani
roger.steffani

 @jmbgmom

 What makes him "mature" for waiting for prop,8? He lives in CA so he had to wait! Since when is the government behind gay marraige? That'll happen when the Feds finally give all states equal marraige rights.

jmbgmom
jmbgmom

 @heathih Did you try looking it up on Comcast on Demand? If you can't get it that way, a lot of saturday's they run run Below the Deck reruns.

JoViewer
JoViewer

 @MommaSharon

 I'm pretty sure it was the hypnotist that was on the Matchmaker.   (It pains me to remember that, and even comment on anything relating to Millionaire Matchmaker, ugh.)

jh102289
jh102289

 @MommaSharon

 Yes I recognized him two, and I think your right he's from Patty's show I remember him... I love this show it's really cool

leslitabonita
leslitabonita

 @MommaSharon  yes, there were two guys on there that I know for SURE were on Matchmaker.....and I know I have seen the hypnotist (sp?) on some Bravo show somewhere..