Yea, but Cutty takes things a little too seriously and likes to cut corners with a chip on his shoulders.
The chip on his shoulder is a Frito. It's too dull to cut anything, let alone corners.
Regarding the Cutty/Harris relationship, as Jimm explained it to me, Cutty's issue is that Harris was named 1st officer instead of him, even though he was Garrovick's choice. She's also younger and less experienced, and Cutty thinks her posting is about nepotism somewhere up the chain of command. This makes him bristle at her, and she gives back as good as she gets...if not better. This tense relationship was actually the centerpiece of the script I was writing but abandoned when "Tressaurian" post-production ground down to a snail's pace.