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  1. 28 Jul '10 20:50
    Well, it's a given that I have too much time on my hands hey?
    I watched the season final of the Worlds Most Dangerous Job,, crabbing in the berring seas...I have follwed that show for awhile, and really took aliking to Captain Phil and his boys.
    Life is tough on those boats,, but I noticed most of those skippers are chain smokers, and live the hard life.. maybe stress, who knows....
    I like one of the things he said to his boy:

    "Well, you could have been an astronaut too, but you're not"
    Farewell Phil
  2. 28 Jul '10 20:52
    they probably got the "Smoking Kills" message too late.

    really hard to kick once you get on it. especially if you can't ditch other smokers.
  3. 28 Jul '10 20:56
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    they probably got the "Smoking Kills" message too late.

    really hard to kick once you get on it. especially if you can't ditch other smokers.
    agreed, and chewing is even harder..... did it 14 years ago, and still get an urge for just a pinch. The minute I do,, I'll be back to that stinking filthy habit.
    i think those long hours steeringa boat, have to be so boring at times... maybe I should see if I can get on one of those boats, work for free, just being an activity director/moral builder?? room and board, and all the crab I can bring home?
  4. 28 Jul '10 21:41
    it looks really intensive, 25 hours on shift at times with no sleep, no extra space for chaplains.

    i was wondering why don't they add extra shifts but i guess the workers themselves don't want to share the pot.

    you'd probably do better in the gulf of mexico, shrimping. may be more difficult to get a shrimping license than to get a shrimp boat, though.
  5. 29 Jul '10 00:53
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    it looks really intensive, 25 hours on shift at times with no sleep, no extra space for chaplains.

    i was wondering why don't they add extra shifts but i guess the workers themselves don't want to share the pot.

    you'd probably do better in the gulf of mexico, shrimping. may be more difficult to get a shrimping license than to get a shrimp boat, though.
    The captain determines the crew size, and that has to be money related..
    last night the Wizard s total for the Ophilio season was 1.8 million.
    I think each deck had got 57K,,, so the owner does quite well,, but probably a few unseen costs, insurance must be high.....
  6. 29 Jul '10 17:41
    some nice discussion on this page:

    http://www.hemmy.net/2006/07/06/crab-fishing-in-alaska-worlds-highest-paid-job/
  7. 29 Jul '10 17:44
    fishing forum:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AoUtI5w6UQHi7DgifXHxKV9SxQt.;_ylv=3?qid=20100729090618AAgjJiO