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Old 05-20-2013, 07:13 PM
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:17 PM
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No offense Russ, but it sounds to me like you should have briefed him better. When he offered to pay for everything, maybe you should have said with a smile "you know how much gas this pig drinks?". And maybe give him an idea of what you like to eat, and also brief him on bathroom rules? Bust the next guest's chops a bit in a friendly manner to see what you're going to be up against next time.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:20 PM
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I usually take the boat straight from the water to the gas pumps so we can settle immediately!
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:21 PM
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Most of the people I take fishing offer me fuel money but if I'm going fishing and decide to ask someone to go with me I won't accept it.
What is funny is how much they offer me. I had a guy that I worked with that bugged me to death to take him fishing. He found out I was on vacation and he took vacation at the same time so I would take him out. He said he would pay for everything including food & drinks. I decided to take him so he will leave me alone.

We ran over 40 miles in my Scarab Sport w/ twin older 225 Evinrudes. These engines used so much fuel I often thought they were fuel cooled instead of water cooled.

While we were out I asked him what he brought to eat/drink. He handed me a sandwich and I took a bite of it and almost spit it out. It was a cheese and catsup sandwich with no meat or anything else. I thought who eats cheese and catsup sandwiches? He hands me a drink....a can of Goebel beer! I don't drink when I'm fishing so I wouldn't have drank that swill any way. How many did he bring....3 beers WTF?

When we were fishing he took a dump in my virgin porta potty and while he was using it he had a fish on his line. He said he would hurry up and didn't want me to reel it in. Ended up being the largest walleye ever caught in my boat.

Get back to the marina and I fillet all of the walleye by myself, he just stood and watched me while drinking the 3rd Goebel. I put the fillet's in 2 bags and then went to the shower room to wash my hands. He yells to me that he has to get going (thank God) and when I come out of the shower room I seen he took BOTH bags of fillet's! Why did he think I put them in 2 bags the nit wit. I started putting my knifes away and he had put a $5 bill under my electric fillet knife! We burned at least 40 gallons of fuel and close to a gallon of 2 stroke oil and he thinks we used $5 of fuel!

I've had other people offer me $10 for fuel because they think that is how much fuel we used in a whole day of fishing. I think only once I said something to a guy that half the fuel cost would be about $50 for the day when he handed me 3 $5 bills.

It's amazing that people that have never owned boats have no idea how much it costs.

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I don't think that this is an issue of him not having an idea what it costs. Is sounds like this is either:
1. the stupidest person on earth
2. the biggest a-hole on earth
3. both of the above

sorry, but if he brought those sandwiches then you must have known that he was 1,2 or 3 of the above. I'm sorry, but to have acted like he did he must broadcast "signals" about his nature in other aspects of his life.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:26 PM
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This has to be a joke, right?

I know it's not but damn, what an ass...and cheese and ketchup to boot!

Well, maybe the only positive is that's one less guy you have to worry about bugging you again and if he does you know how to handle him.

Better experience next time...
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:28 PM
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honestly its not even boats, its ppl that lack hobbies or ppl that have cheap hobbies. Im big into photography and someone on facebook copped an attitude with me cause I mentioned a $300 lens is a cheap lens considering some lenses can get into $12k+
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:52 PM
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Seriously ???? reading this nonsense once in another thread was enough ... Now it has its own thread ?? get better friends would be my suggestion just sayin....
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by reelin in the keys View Post
Seriously ???? reading this nonsense once in another thread was enough ... Now it has its own thread ?? get better friends would be my suggestion just sayin....
I don't recall posting this before, I even did a search. I never said he was my friend, I couldn't stand the guy. He was a total ass.

Geez if you don't like it than ignore it, I'm sorry to have bothered you.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:02 PM
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http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...etiquette.html this was yesterday ??

Just curious if he is a ass and you couldn't stand him .... why would anyone take a ass they couldn't stand out for a day of fishing ?? On vacation none the less ?? just curious . Not tryin to ruffle feathers?
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Originally Posted by reelin in the keys View Post
http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...etiquette.html this was yesterday ??

Just curious if he is a ass and you couldn't stand him .... why would anyone take a ass they couldn't stand out for a day of fishing ?? On vacation none the less ?? just curious . Not tryin to ruffle feathers?
No wonder I couldn't find it, I meant to post it on it's own thread. Again, I'm very sorry. I deleted the other post, I will try to never do this again.

I said I took him because he rode me non stop for months and I just wanted to shut him up. There was no repeat trip I an assure you of that.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:40 PM
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I never ask anyone I ask out on the boat with me to chip in for expenses........always my treat.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:43 PM
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Pretty much everyone that goes out on my boat knows what it costs to run. Except maybe if a buddy brings a new chick or something. I get the question every once in a while.

"How much gas did the boat use today?" When I respond...."Well, all we did was run down to the sand bar and back so we used a total of 20 gallons and at roughly $4:50 a gallon that's what.....$90 bucks?"

Then I get..."Oh my god you spend that much money every time you take this boat out?" NO! I spend way more when you factor in the food, beer and ice. But this is a cheap day compared to a full day of fishing.

That's the point when the non boaters think you're rich. LOL.

But about trying to make your guests understand how much it actually costs. Don't tell them it costs a grand to fill it up, that will shock them. Instead tell them what MPG the boat gets on average. The tell them how many miles you expect to run that day.
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If you can take a snapshot of the $800 it took to fill up the boat thats the ticket. I usually go into the gas station and hand them my credit card so they keep the pump running instead of it shuttingoff every $100 or so, then take the picture when it reads $800.

Honestly I couldn't afford to fish if i paid for fuel on my own. I always tell people it will be $50-75 per person and that depends on how far we go and how many people come. Most agree that it is a baragain compared to what it costs to go on a good charter.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:08 PM
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If you invite folks on your boat for whatever reason and expect them to pay for operating expenses, let them know before they board and what their expense will be. Otherwise it is up to them to decide what to chip in if anything. They may even expect the expense to be your treat, as it always is in my case.

Life is too short to haggle about these things, especially as you get older. I may thought differently when I was younger.

We are not talking about running the boat off shore in the ocean.....we are talking about running the boat off shore on Lake Erie for crying out loud.
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My boat burns 40-45 gallons for a day offshore. Everyone knows the split for the day before we leave and everyone knows all rigs lost will be factored in. We all know and feel your pain.
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You can't make this stuff up.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ImNotiFly View Post
You can't make this stuff up.
He even "searched" for his story too before posting (maybe to recall the "facts"). I wouldn't call it an exact duplicate either.

Stranger things have happened.
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I didn't make up a single word. I deleted it because I don't need the aggravation right now.
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At least you got to keep the deuce.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:24 PM
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I don't know about my current boat, but when I had my 16ft fishing boat, if I asked somebody to go with me everything but their food was on me unless they didn't like pepsi and mtn dew, then they could bring their own drinks. If they asked me to take them fishing, they paid for everything except my food and drink. Keep in mind, 16ft lund with a 50 hp, it sipped gas compared to the rigs on here. LOL.
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