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Old 05-29-2018, 07:28 AM
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No alcohol or drugs on my boat for fishing trips. I would not allow it for noobs under any circumstance. It leads to sea-sickness and/or stupidly in too large of a population. Fishing noobs have too much to learn.

The afore-mentioned topless split-tails being the sole exception. Even then I don’t allow wine because it seriously promotes sea sickness. Goose martinis seem to make their knees point towards the sky faster.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:42 AM
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I would be a hard pass on a fishing trip with anyone who hands me this list
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:52 AM
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Given these people are not really friends, perfect, but I would put a food type restriction on that list.
Oh and I would post that list on board in open view so if there ever arises a need to verify a point the list is right there.
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The issue I have had with spray sun screen is that it goes everywhere when you spray it and makes the deck extremely slick, and it only takes a little of it to do that. I also don't like it all over my rods, seat cushions, tackle, windshield, etc.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DirtyMikeAndTheBoys View Post
I would be a hard pass on a fishing trip with anyone who hands me this list
I’ve had plenty take a hard pass on “I can’t get drunk?” I’ve also had plenty trips ruined by drunks on the boat. A noob doesn’t deserve any leeway. First they have to learn what it takes to survive a trip without causing the trip to be aborted.
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Originally Posted by Boogan1 View Post
The issue I have had with spray sun screen is that it goes everywhere when you spray it and makes the deck extremely slick, and it only takes a little of it to do that. I also don't like it all over my rods, seat cushions, tackle, windshield, etc.
Just have to be at the down wind end of the boat. Still will get a little on the deck, but haven't found it to be very slick. I stick to the brands that are dry sprays. I personally hate lotion type sunscreen, and refuse to use it. Mainly because it inevitably gets on my sunglasses, and takes soap to clean off. Also can't stand greasy feel, especially on my face. I do try to apply it prior to getting on the boat, and ask others to do the same. Reapplication is inevitable though, and not a big deal if done carefully.
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Originally Posted by Lone Ono View Post
No alcohol or drugs on my boat for fishing trips. I would not allow it for noobs under any circumstance. It leads to sea-sickness and/or stupidly in too large of a population. Fishing noobs have too much to learn.

The afore-mentioned topless split-tails being the sole exception. Even then I don’t allow wine because it seriously promotes sea sickness. Goose martinis seem to make their knees point towards the sky faster.
You sound fun.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Lone Ono View Post


I’ve had plenty take a hard pass on “I can’t get drunk?” I’ve also had plenty trips ruined by drunks on the boat. A noob doesn’t deserve any leeway. First they have to learn what it takes to survive a trip without causing the trip to be aborted.
Its not the lack of drinking or anything else on the list that makes me say pass its the method in which its being requested and the context in which its being used. If this is a paid charter then ok it's acceptable, if this is a dude trying to bring his friends out fishing, then this comes off as being a bit of an uptight douche. Maybe some more information as to why random first timers "acquaintances" are being taken out would be helpful here.

There's a big difference between
"Hey man, if you want to have a couple beers that's ok but if you could hold off on getting hammered till we get back I'd appreciate it"
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RULE 9. BRING ALL THE ALCOHOL YOU WANT BUT IF YOU GET DRUNK iM STRANDING YOU ON AN ISLAND, GOOD LUCK
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by cjs View Post
so it looks like i'm going to have a fair amount of first timers going fishing with me this summer. I'll spare you the gory details of why. These are guys i see socially
a few times a year, but we don't hang out. More acquaintances than friends. I would like to avoid some of the issues that i've had in the past, along with some discussed
by others here and was considering sending out the following prior to heading out. Just curious....dick move, or ok?

“tips for having an enjoyable day of fishing” – aka “things you need to know”

1. I will provide all the fishing gear required. This includes bait. If you’d like to bring your own, feel free to do so. I don’t provide
food and drink so plan accordingly. And you will need a fishing license. No exceptions.
2. You are not expected to pay for tackle (hooks, sinkers, rigs) that you lose (and you will lose some). However, if you drop the rod and
reel overboard and lose them you will be expected to replace them to match what you lost. This will run you about $400.
3. When the boat is moving fast, please sit, or stand, and enjoy the ride. Please don’t walk around as i’d prefer you don’t fall overboard
when we hit an unexpected wave (which will happen).
4. If you’re not a good swimmer, please let me know as i have inflatable life vests you can wear that aren’t too bulky. If you swim like a
rock and go overboard, i don’t want to have to explain to your wife and kids why you’re sleeping with the fishes.
5. We will be going offshore. Out of sight of land. I have more (much more) than the required safety equipment, including a life raft. If this
makes you uncomfortable, please reconsider coming.
6. If you are prone to sea-sickness let me know and take as many precautions as possible. If we get 35 miles offshore and you start heaving,
you’re going to have a long day unless you tell me up front.
7. Unless i specifically ask you to do something regarding the operation of the boat, just sit back and relax. If i want help, i’ll ask. And along
these lines, if i tell you to do something, do it. I promise that there's a reason which i will explain at the appropriate time.
8. All fishing regulations will be adhered to. No exceptions.
9. Bring all the beer/alcohol you want. But if you get stupid drunk, i will drop you off at the closest piece of dry land. This will probably
not be where we left from. How you get home will be your problem.
10. No drugs. This includes pot.
11. Remember – it’s called fishing, not catching. I will do my best to put you on the fish, but there are no guarantees. Sometimes, they just don’t bite.
12. If you need to be back by a certain time, let me know up front. This will determine where we go.
13. Where we’re going, your cell phone will not work.
14. I’m not a big fan of music while fishing. So if you need tunes, bring your own and some earbuds.
15. And lastly – it’s my boat. I am the captain. Above all it is my responsibility to get us home safely. Therefore, my decisions will be final,
especially in matters regarding safety.

hi gibbs

lol...great rules,mind if i use them
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:33 PM
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I take it a step further. I don't allow sunscreen at all. I demand your body have a nice base tan before I let you on the boat.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:41 PM
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I take it a step further. I don't allow sunscreen at all. I demand your body have a nice base tan before I let you on the boat.
me irrishe arse wouldn't make thar cut.
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Old 05-29-2018, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by r_ventura_23 View Post


You sound fun.
My idea of fun is occasionally getting in a fight to the death with a wild animal four times my weight that has a sword for a nose and has killed everything it has ever eaten with it, and returning my body safely to the dock.

I also enjoy going to a bar and getting lit-up with friends. I just don’t mix the two.
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Old 05-29-2018, 04:05 PM
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me irrishe arse wouldn't make thar cut.
If you think you need lotion on your irrishe arse, I'm guessing you're not invited. Nobody wants to see that.
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:35 PM
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Two rules on our boat.
1. There is only one Captain (my wife)
2. if you are afraid of getting wet don't get on the boat.
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Old 05-30-2018, 01:13 PM
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makes for a long day with no pot or music
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Old 05-30-2018, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Hunky Dory View Post
Two rules on our boat.
1. There is only one Captain (my wife)
2. if you are afraid of getting wet don't get on the boat.
One rule on this forum...... pics of "Captain"
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Old 05-30-2018, 01:47 PM
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I like a final suggestion of:

THIS BOAT DOESN'T RUN ON "THANKS"
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:43 PM
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I would rather fish alone than with a stranger, but that's just me. The only thing I could add is before you take anyone out for 12 hours plus first give them a short test run trip for just a few hours. If their useless, clueless or can't follow directions I wouldn't want to find out in the first hour of a very long day offshore, it would just sour the trip. Also don't think that everyone who reads your list of rules is gonna follow them, excuses are a dime a dozen.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:53 PM
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you are gonna really benefit from a trial run with these guys. going offshore with non-fishermen could be super unpleasant. you may have a 'crew' who can bait a hook, tie a knot, or use a reel. its different if they have been avid bass fishermen since age 3.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:35 PM
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When I fish with friends, I point to the radio protocol sticker that First Light sent me and say " If anything happens to me, read that". Then I point to my epirb and say, " if anything happens to me and the boat, flip this little switchy thing".
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