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Old 08-15-2007, 12:27 AM   #16
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Re: Any interest in a trip to San Clemente on a six pack?

Oh yeah, would he happen to need another skipper?

I'm going to be getting my 6-pack license within the next couple of months...
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:23 AM   #17
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The boat is a 50' long, 16' beam boat that does 25kts.
Is that legit? That's smokin' for a boat that size. Does he really go that fast with a full load of fuel and divers, or is that just the speed the manufacturer published in a brochure?

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Cost will be $225 to $250 pp includes meals and drinks. They'll have rigging and terminal gear for spearfishermen as well.
Pricey but probably worth it for the occasional trip. It would be nice to just walk off the boat at the end of the day and drive home without all the hassles of cleaning the boat and putting it away. Can he pick me up and drop me off at Dana Point so I don't have to drive all the way to SD?
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:41 AM   #18
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Re: Any interest in a trip to San Clemente on a six pack?

It has two 350 or 400hp John Deeres. They've done two shakedown trips to SCI and both took less than 2.5hrs each way. It'll be slower in slop.

I'm sure we can reach a compromise and let you jump off closest to DP along the way to Mission Bay.

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Old 08-15-2007, 09:55 AM   #19
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Do you have a boat now? I thought you had a SeaDoo.

I went 120 some miles yesterday for $174.
My friend lets me use his 18' center counsel.
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:57 AM   #20
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I think that ScottyWotty said it best: "the only thing cheaper than a spearfisherman is two spearfisherman" The Peace dive boat charges $475 for a 3 day cortez banks trip so I would have to say if the guy was able to lower his price to $175.00 or so that he could fill his boat....JMHO
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I thought I was going to get to say that again! but Tommy, your good you!
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:03 PM   #21
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Re: Any interest in a trip to San Clemente on a six pack?

Bill, does that include the price of your repair last week? I would be willing to pay up to 300 if I knew who the skipper was......
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:19 PM   #22
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Bill, does that include the price of your repair last week? I would be willing to pay up to 300 if I knew who the skipper was......

Of course it doesn't, and it doesn't include the insurance bill I just received for $504, the personal property tax bill for $411 that I just paid, or the Vessel Assist renewal for $176 that is due by the end of the month.

I realize that this 6-pack boat has to make a profit, so passengers have to cover all of its costs. My point was simply that I don't make a profit, so passengers only have to help with fuel costs.

But as has been said before, they have to help me launch, help me get it back on the trailer, and help me clean it up, while the passengers on the 6-pack just walk aboard in the morning and walk off in the evening. They can sleep on the way to the island and again on the way home, while its a rare day that anyone can sleep on the v-berths of my boat while bouncing along at 20 knots. And even worse, my passengers have to put up with me all day.

I should have stayed out of this thread in the first place. I guess my only excuse for posting was that I am amazed that people are willing to pay so much for a day of diving when I often feel bad at even charging for a share of fuel expense. But they are getting a lot more.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:28 PM   #23
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Re: Any interest in a trip to San Clemente on a six pack?

I am with ya Bill, thats why I would gladly pay the money and just walk away at the end of the day.
And for those of you that do not have a boat.......if it flies, floats or f**ks,,,,,RENT it


And if you read this Becky, I am kidding.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:51 PM   #24
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I guess my only excuse for posting was that I am amazed that people are willing to pay so much for a day of diving when I often feel bad at even charging for a share of fuel expense. But they are getting a lot more.
I know how you feel. I usually feel a little guilty taking money from people even though they're always more than willing to pay more than I'm asking. I just keep reminding myself of the position I was in several years ago when my ex-wife temporarily got the boat in the divorce. I didn't know many other spearfishermen at the time, so I'd have paid a lot of money to go to San Clemente during peak season and not have to jockey with 25 other guys like I would have on a party boat.
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:15 PM   #25
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Re: Any interest in a trip to San Clemente on a six pack?

I'm interested. Any chance of doing an overnight or multi-day? What are the details of the boat and crew? Sounds fun to me. Any potential dates? Keep me posted.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:20 PM   #26
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Re: Any interest in a trip to San Clemente on a six pack?

I would be interested if it left from San Diego... Not sure if you mentioned that part...

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Old 08-15-2007, 03:57 PM   #27
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Re: Any interest in a trip to San Clemente on a six pack?

The skipper is Ryan (don't know his last name) who use to or still does captain the Royal Polaris out of Fisherman's Landing.

If there is enough interest and the owner decides to go, then it'll be a twice a month thing.

It won't be an overnight trip because it doesn't have cabins (not sure about the berths/bunks).
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:08 PM   #28
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Re: Any interest in a trip to San Clemente on a six pack?

I'd be interested, and more so if the price was lower. Or if it was an overnight/multi-day trip, that would be cool too. Sounds like when he gets the bigger capacity, and is able to spread the cost to more people, it would be a good deal.
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:22 PM   #29
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I'd be interested, especially from SD
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:08 PM   #30
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Re: Any interest in a trip to San Clemente on a six pack?

Nate, give me a call I have some good info from you regarding a 6 pack.
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