know enough to ask an intelligent question or make a post on your subject matter. Much of the time I'll just take notes and I have the luxury to go to the ship on the weekend and actually check out this stuff while on duty. Then I might take a stab at a question.
Right now I'm still trying to digest all the Snipe knowledge I ingested from Ad and Rocky this past Summer/Fall. You can imagine the confusion having two mentors such as these. Then I go to DeckApe class with Professor Voges and am told to disregard everything I learned down below. I hope you can appreciate the confusion.
By the way, who cares how old you are? I bet Rocky has socks older than you!