About Cap’n ERyc

I’m a native-born American hailing from Maryland’s Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, but my point of origin is the Great Black Swamp area of the Buckeye State. My first venture outside the great state of Ohio was for a four-year sojourn in a small trade school in Annapolis which suited me up for six years of “Join the Navy and See the World” cruises which spanned the three (3) largest oceans, the largest sea, the largest gulf and included two (2) tours in the lovely Gulf of Tonkin, although the ship I was on was hardly eligible for the local Yacht Club.

Cap'n ERyc

Cap’n ERyc

My career took me from the Great Black Swamp to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean thru the Gulf of Mexico and the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean; visiting exotic (and not-so-much) ports which included Bath (ME), Norfolk (VA), Guantanamo (Cuba), Rio de Janeiro (BZ), Gaeta (IT), San Diego (CA), Treasure Island (near Alcatraz, although I was never an inmate there), Seattle (WA), Pearl Harbor (HI), Hong Kong, Subic Bay (PI), Singapore and the Seychelle Islands (somewhere off the coast of Kenya).

Since my detailer wanted to send me back to ‘The Nam’ for a third tour, I decided it would be best to seek my fortune elsewhere. I spent a few years in a shipyard on the gulf coast building ships for the Navy (probably hands-down the most fun J-O-B that I ever had) and then went to HQ in Crystal City for consulting work, which eventually brought me home to the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

My love of sailing (but don’t call me a man of the cloth) goes all the way back to that sojourn in CrabTown and the stop in Singapore is responsible for solidifying my dart habit, where my mentor (for the sport) and I controlled the board at the Limey’s O-Club, having only bought one round to get on the board. After that, the challengers bought the beer and we maintained control (of the board, that is).

When the consulting jobs dried up (due to someone else winning the contract), I decided to start designing, building and installing kitchen and bath cabinets and doing the remodeling that goes along with that. When the local home improvement warehouses started carrying low-end cabinet lines (and some mid-level lines at prices I couldn’t compete with), my business took a nose dive. And when the economy started to do the same thing, it became “too wet to plow.” My business was finished and I had dug a pretty deep hole (the better to hold all my self-pity, you see).

During the latter stages of this “career” I had been exposed to several network marketing companies, and quickly learned that the guys who got in early were making all the money! Imagine that!

When the internet became a popular spot for network marketing to adapt, I started to once again check out the options, although I was more cautious now and made fewer ‘committments to excellence” – or is that “ineptness”?

I ultimately found Wealthy Affiliate, and lo-and-behold, they allowed me to get started for FREE!

And the rest is history, so to speak.

Thanks for stopping by my profile page, I’m very glad I met you. If I can be of any service to you, you have only to ask. Leave your questions or feedback in the box below.

Wishing you ‘Fair Winds and Following Seas’,
Cap’n ERyc signing off.

B. Eric Rychener


“It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the  success of a voyage.”
— Henry Ward Beecher


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One comment on “About Cap’n ERyc

  1. Eric…congratulations on a great website! You have an interesting story. I checked out other online marketing offers myself…even got burned badly by one. Thanks for your honest opinion about Wealthy Affiliate. They are certainly the best for training and success. Our best to you.

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