‘Below Deck’: Shane Coopersmith Faces a Sobering Reality About His Job

by Jeremy Spirogis
Shane Coopersmith

Deckhand Shane Coopersmith involves phrases with the stark actuality that he’s in over his head on Below Deck.

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While he admitted to being inexperienced the minute he boarded the yacht, his ineptness is attempting Captain Lee Rosbach and bosun Eddie Lucas’ persistence. Coopersmith typically appears misplaced on deck, struggling to raise heavy objects and usually uncertain what he’s presupposed to do.

The final (paper) straw was when Lucas returned to the cabin he shares with Coopersmith solely to search out the inexperienced deckhand taking a nap. Lucas doesn’t wake him, however leaves wanting fairly exasperated. Rosbach additionally has nothing however criticism for Coopersmith in his blogs.

Shane Coopersmith faces information that he wasn’t ready for the job

Coopersmith is seen journaling in his bunk, admitting he actually doesn’t know what he’s doing. “I know I messed up a couple times like napping and not preparing myself for this job,” he wrote in his journal seen in a preview clip. “I know I have the knowledge.”

He explains in a confessional that he’s all the time been an overachiever. “When I was a senior in high school I was always the kid that sat at the front of the classroom and scored high grades,” he stated. “I’m a smart person. I know I am. I don’t know what I’m doing in this job. And that’s something that makes me feel really insecure.”

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Coopersmith admits to himself that he’s in over his head. “I may have taken a big bite to be on this boat,” he says to himself whereas alone in his bunk. “And I really don’t know as much as I thought I knew.”

“Psychologically I’m in a little bit of a battle with the boat,” he provides in a confessional. “Because as a perfectionist I’m just motivated to always accomplish the job and I don’t ever wanna fall short. But I don’t know how to get there. It’s tough. It’s really tough.”

Captain Lee expresses considerations about Shane Coopersmith’s capacity

Rosbach is blunt in his criticisms of Coopersmith. He emphasised in his newest weblog that he doesn’t suppose Coopersmith is a nasty man. He simply has no work ethic. “And you take a nap while your crew mates continue to work and do your share of the job,” Rosbach wrote.

“You are so lucky that Eddie didn’t tell me that,” he continued. “Let’s just say you would’ve had the rudest awakening you had ever experienced in your life. If you are going to get anywhere in this world, it all starts with work ethic, which you seem to possess none of. See what you can do about that will ya?” 

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Rosbach additionally addressed Coopersmith’s lateness on deck. “Here is another little bit of advice, when you’re told to be on deck at 0800, if you’re on time to me that’s late,” Rosbach wrote in an earlier weblog. “Always be early, it will serve you well, speaks to character sir. And did I see in the previews that you go down in the middle of the day for a nap. Hmmmmm. With so much potential, it amazes me that you want to waste it. I hope it isn’t so.” 

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