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depends what you want to know
what type of "sportfishing yacht"?
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If its about a boat .. then in boating ... Fishing,,, in Fishing,,,,, etc, etc

If its personal and embarrassing - then "here"

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Hello everyone. I'm new here and new to owning a Sportfishing yacht. I'm looking for some advice, just not sure where to post it.
How many boats before this one?
How long have you been boating?
Start your questions here since this thread has already begun and then you can get the hang of the THT forum as you look around.


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Haha! It's about dealing with a Captain. What are the boundaries concerning first mates and decisions regarding the boat.
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Haha! It's about dealing with a Captain. What are the boundaries concerning first mates and decisions regarding the boat.
Just my laymans opinion here.

You own the boat, you talk with the Captain you hire before hand and set down the rules you want followed, spell them out in a contract, make sure you both understand what you expect and make it so the Captain can work within the rules you set.

After that the Captain is in charge of the boat and crew.

If you find he/she has been breaking your rules you deal with the Captain directly and in private.

There are a few "Captains" on the boards here, so better to hear from them on this.
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Originally Posted by Sherrywork View Post
Haha! It's about dealing with a Captain. What are the boundaries concerning first mates and decisions regarding the boat.
This sounds intriguing, I would say ask away right here.
The "boating" forum will also get you alot of opinions. maybe too many.
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Rule #1. Return safely every trip with no harm to crew or vessel.


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Ok here goes. The yacht was purchased a few months ago. I just used a couple interim Capts. to just cruise around and fish. After the first of the year I would like to fish some marlin tournaments etc. The Capt I hired seems a bit overbearing and says he makes all the decisions regarding the boat. I guess because I'm a woman and not a boat captain he feels he has some authority.
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Hmm, If you trust him enough to hire him, then there are certain things that he definately should have control over and be in charge of.Things can go bad out there and you need an experienced person to make quick decisions if the SHTF.
With that said,Its your vessel you have the ultimate say.
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Originally Posted by Sherrywork View Post
Ok here goes. The yacht was purchased a few months ago. I just used a couple interim Capts. to just cruise around and fish. After the first of the year I would like to fish some marlin tournaments etc. The Capt I hired seems a bit overbearing and says he makes all the decisions regarding the boat. I guess because I'm a woman and not a boat captain he feels he has some authority.

Interview, interview, interview, discuss how you'd like things done and see if he/she has the make up your looking for. Some people know how to get the best from others by stroking them and others bark, find the style your most comfortable with and go with that person assuming they are qualified.
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need pictures of: boat, owner, owners friends, owners friends friends, before any recommendations can be made
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You need to talk to some other owners that have full time captains. I would suggest talking to some people at the local yacht club and finding a couple of people in your situation. That said I know a few captains and owners and there appears to be a fair amount of flexibility in these arrangements.
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Originally Posted by Sherrywork View Post
Ok here goes. The yacht was purchased a few months ago. I just used a couple interim Capts. to just cruise around and fish. After the first of the year I would like to fish some marlin tournaments etc. The Capt I hired seems a bit overbearing and says he makes all the decisions regarding the boat. I guess because I'm a woman and not a boat captain he feels he has some authority.
To me, someone really knows what they are doing, and wants to be hired, they will not be perceived as overbearing. Their "Professional experience" will show through with their demeanor and decision making...... that is, if you are not constantly second guessing their every decision.

What experience do you have and some photos would be nice.
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I fish on the boat as well. I'm not a first mate by any means, but I am learning. He says I have no say in who he hires or fires as far as crew. I know it's his responsibility to return everyone safe and sound. It's kinda frustrating.
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I am a first time boat owner. Maybe I will ask some questions at the yacht club.
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Originally Posted by Sherrywork View Post
He says I have no say in who he hires or fires as far as crew. I know it's his responsibility to return everyone safe and sound. It's kinda frustrating.
This is wrong. He suggests hires you concur.
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Simply, you're not comfortable with him so he's out.
Your fellow yacht owners should be a help.

Even an experienced local THT member could be of some help spending a half or full day going over the basics.
Maybe have someone experienced with you, sitting quietly, as you interview others. They can see through the BS some may be slinging.

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I fish on the boat as well. I'm not a first mate by any means, but I am learning. He says I have no say in who he hires or fires as far as crew. I know it's his responsibility to return everyone safe and sound. It's kinda frustrating.

Thats great as long as he signs thier checks.
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