So......I've been working in this business for a few decades.  I've been a member of a 4 man crew, 3 man crew, most typically a 2 man crew, and now, for the last 10 years, a one man crew.

Robots and GPS have been around for enough time that they are both considered "conventional".

My question.........Is a one man crew truly efficient?

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Different strokes for different folks. I am not an employee for starters & I don't try to tell others how to run their business. What works for me may not work for you. I am trying to be semi-retired & mostly do boundary work solving boundary problems others don't want to do or perhaps don't know how. I am not getting rich but I enjoy the challenge.

Working alone gives me the flexibility I need. I can work when I want to or when I am able to & I am not tied to a clock.

Safety?? Safety is usually a matter of exercising sound judgement. I like to paraphrase the U.S. Coast Guard, "The seaworthiness of a boat is directly proportional to the judgement of it's skipper". To put it another way, those that venture to sea in small boats are advised to keep close watch on the weather.


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