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Old 07-02-2007, 09:41 PM
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I want to be just like the 10,000 oupv ticket holders who pole around the mosquito lagoon for the same school of redfish on a daily basis and call themselves Captains........

My quest for the hull truth is why do people with such limited experience on open water or boats of any size obtain the title of Captain?


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Old 07-02-2007, 10:42 PM
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Bragging rights !
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:54 PM
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I went with a Master instead, to distinguish myself.
 
Old 07-05-2007, 11:33 AM
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Instinctive dead reckoning skills and an extensive navigation backround played a major role in the great Captain Bill Dance's first pond crossing. He was thankful for the cramming he did for the OUPV exam as it played a critical role in his ability to get across.
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:50 PM
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Captain Chummly - 7/2/2007 9:41 PM

I want to be just like the 10,000 oupv ticket holders who pole around the mosquito lagoon for the same school of redfish on a daily basis and call themselves Captains........

My quest for the hull truth is why do people with such limited experience on open water or boats of any size obtain the title of Captain?

Bad day at the office??? Oh, no, wait a minute..... you're a captain too... business must be slow with all of the competition.

My guess is that the other 10,000 guy's realized the same thing that you did. You might not get rich, but you'll certainly be able to pay for your fishing habit if you could guide a few trips a week.
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:46 PM
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Hey, look at it this way, to get one you have to be US Citizen and speak English, that's rare nowadays in this country since all other business licenses are given in at least Spanish and no citizenship requirements
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:43 AM
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So they can legally charge to take others on the trip.
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:18 PM
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Capt. Squiddly - 7/2/2007 10:54 PM

I went with a Master instead, to distinguish myself.
I took it one step further. I went "Master Baiter".
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Fishing guide.....not Captain
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:40 PM
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Shag - 7/6/2007 12:18 AM
I took it one step further. I went "Master Baiter".
Now that's got to be a heck of a lot better then being the person producing and setting the chum line.
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:56 PM
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I am the great Captain Chummly master of the snapper, and assorted chum techniques.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:15 PM
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Well hell, so sorry that I spent a good bit of time and energy to go back to school to get my OUPV license. Guess I should have stayed the extra 3 days to get my 100 ton to feel so much more "better-than-thou"
I dont use it for charters or guiding. I like having it much like having my driver's license. Gotta say, even having just the lowly 6-pack means I'm about 97% more knowledgeable than most of the boaters out there (excluding the THT visitors, we're all the best )
Dont worry though Chummly, I'm going back at the start of August to achieve my 100 ton in the course of less than 36 hours more. Hopefully that makes me more respectable. Actually, screw it, I'm going in for my 1600 ton ocean's license with a towing endorsement and SCTW....then I can look down
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:00 PM
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Hey "Catcher" ..........................Did you get your 1600 ton ticket?............. The Fire school part was pretty cool but did you need to get a bow thruster endorsement to handle 4 tons of center console..................................

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Old 01-05-2008, 08:07 PM
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Eye Catcher - 7/12/2007 10:15 PM

. Actually, screw it, I'm going in for my 1600 ton ocean's license with a towing endorsement and SCTW....then I can look down

Damn right!!!!!!!!!! Don't forget the Master of Aux Sail
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