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Captain Lee Still Uses a Yachting Technique He Learned From a Season 1 Crew Member

"Proof you are never too old or experienced to learn," the Below Deck boss said.

By Laura Rosenfeld

The Below Deck crew has been crushing this charter season, especially when it comes to successfully bringing the yacht to port during some particularly challenging dockings

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The My Seanna yachties have even been able to add some special flair to their dockings by dropping the vessel's fenders all at the same time. However, Captain Lee Rosbach isn't taking credit for this most impressive move from the crew.

When a fan recently asked Captain Lee about the synchronized fender drops we're seeing this season of Below Deck on Twitter, he shared that it was actually Season 1's first officer Aleks Taldykin who taught him about the technique. "I learned that from Capt [Aleks] on Season 1," Captain Lee tweeted. "Proof, you are never too old or experienced to learn, even from someone you work with."

Captain Lee went on to explain the purpose of the fenders and why dropping them simultaneously matters. "Better to have them out and not needed than to not have them out and needed," he said on Twitter. "The dropping at the same time is a matter of pride of the deck crew. You always draw a crowd when you dock a large yacht and the crew takes pride in looking good coming in."

Captain Lee hasn't always been a fan of this method. He admitted on Twitter in 2018 while Season 6 of Below Deck was airing that he wasn't a fan of the synchronized fender drop when Aleks first suggested it back in Season 1. "Ok, I have to give a shout out to a good friend of mine @Captaleks who suggested that we do a synchronized fender drop on Season 1 and I pooh poohed it," Captain Lee tweeted. "My bad, he was right and I was wrong, when you are a gigayacht, [it's] what you do. My apologies to you pal."

Aleks was gracious in accepting Captain Lee's apology back in 2018 and responded to this most recent shout-out by tweeting, "Looking good Capt!"

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