Just got back from a little gulf side trip,...I couldnt dive cause I am getting over brochitus but I guided a couple of guys on their boiat,...I just paid 5 thousand dollars for materials for the construction of the new boat. If I can keep diving I will have it in the water by spring,...been a lot harder to get finished than I thought it was going to be,....fishing on the fishsticker on the east coast and a few other boats on the west coast but the boat i was going to s=dive on now has to get a new driveshaft.......anyhow you doing any com mercial dive =s lately
Hey! Your Randy aren't ya? We are looking for an extra gut now and then for sure. We have an RS, but no grouper snapper so we are limited to flounder for $$$$ and the occasional cobia. We keep our triggers, 'gos, grouper, etc... and sell them to friends and pay for our diving. Our boats are both 22ft (now) and are shoppping a 26-27ft'er. Our split is like this, and most other commerecial guys. 30% off the topfor the boat (we are incorporated and that pays our taxes on your fish money, boat and truck maintenance and repairs, etc...) then after that you pay your 1/3 split of gas and ice. Both our boats sip, so a trip out of PC is usually 150.00 shot per man (10 flatties at 5lbs each @ 3.00lb) minus your 30% leaves you 105.00 take out 30 for gas and you get 75 bucks and keep your other fish to sell or eat. After we get a bigger boat, and register it commercially we can keep unlimited flounder (@3.00 per lb)
Just wondering, are you planning to shoot in the SBO ? Len is comitted to work that sat. I am bummed cause we did well last year. If you can put that date on your calendar I"ll definately make the time, Patrick may also be game.