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Forum: Northeast
12-17-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 28,875
Posted By TAftw

This goes to show you that not all “charter...

This goes to show you that not all “charter captains” should be on the water taking people out for hire. Anyone can get a six-pack and take people out on their boat, that doesn’t mean they know what...
Forum: Northeast
11-20-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 28,875
Posted By TAftw

Even if you can make it in a small center...

Even if you can make it in a small center console, why bother? If (when) the weather turns ugly then that’s a death sentence.
Forum: Northeast
10-28-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,671
Posted By TAftw

Plenty of charter and commercial guys I know...

Plenty of charter and commercial guys I know track their expenses down to the penny. Nothing wrong with knowing what you need to spend and what you need to charge your customers.
Forum: Northeast
10-17-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,436
Posted By TAftw

A cell phone is a fancy paper weight on the...

A cell phone is a fancy paper weight on the water. Have fun trying to hail someone in a real emergency with one though.
Forum: Northeast
08-30-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By TAftw

And just know that most of the time we can’t stop...

And just know that most of the time we can’t stop either. Crossing the tow wire and getting hit by a barge would be like a tricycle getting hit by a freight train. We’d never even know you were...
05-27-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,111
Posted By TAftw

I wish you weren’t so far away, I’d be all over...

I wish you weren’t so far away, I’d be all over that if you were up here
Forum: Northeast
02-10-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,847
Posted By TAftw

If you only need one more setup I'd browse...

If you only need one more setup I'd browse craigslist and go buy any old Penn 30 International. Why waste your money on that cheap reel that is unproven, likely unserviceable, and probably going to...
Forum: Northeast
01-15-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,532
Posted By TAftw

Please for your own and everyone else's safety go...

Please for your own and everyone else's safety go take a course before you go anywhere on your boat. Then when you get it in the water have someone go out with you and show you what to do. You'll...
Forum: Northeast
12-20-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,339
Posted By TAftw

You could hit a sun spot and that thing wont work...

You could hit a sun spot and that thing wont work either. Electronics and plotting are like long division in school. Really when you are out in the real world you'll have a calculator to use, but...
Forum: Northeast
12-19-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,561
Posted By TAftw

If you like catching 30 small fish in one day...

If you like catching 30 small fish in one day then go to the pond near your house and catch bluegills. Some of us like to catch normal sized fish that we can throw on the grill. Now go respool your...
Forum: Northeast
12-19-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,339
Posted By TAftw

Problem is when your GPS and electronics shit the...

Problem is when your GPS and electronics shit the bed you don't know your last known position because you haven't been plotting at all, so you're basically screwed either way. Get out your sextant
Forum: Northeast
11-28-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By TAftw

Scup/seabass/fluke is probably a better way to...

Scup/seabass/fluke is probably a better way to get into fishing. Once you snag the bottom and lose some gear a few times and have it figured out it'll be easier to transition to striper/bluefish. ...
Forum: Northeast
05-13-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,522
Posted By TAftw

You can see them from Brenton Point in Newport as...

You can see them from Brenton Point in Newport as well. Any word on what the fishing is like out near them? I'd imagine they'd be a mahi magnet for sure
Forum: Northeast
05-13-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,477
Posted By TAftw

They're junk. They're too light and never set in...

They're junk. They're too light and never set in right. Save your money and buy a regular danforth. For that size they're not that heavy where you can't launch one and anchor when you're by...
Forum: Northeast
02-11-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,439
Posted By TAftw

Saw one a couple years back south of the...

Saw one a couple years back south of the Vineyard. Things was absolutely massive.
Forum: Northeast
02-11-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,722
Posted By TAftw

I'm a big fan of CMS, we have 8 of them on the...

I'm a big fan of CMS, we have 8 of them on the boat I fished on and they are great. One of them broke one year and they let us take one off the shelf to use while they fixed the one we brought them....
Forum: Northeast
01-13-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,670
Posted By TAftw

Scandia.

Scandia.
Forum: Northeast
11-10-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,808
Posted By TAftw

If I were the owner of that lobster boat I'd be...

If I were the owner of that lobster boat I'd be absolutely livid. The general public has very little to no knowledge of the rules nor anything to do with operating a motor vessel, and yes I classify...
Forum: Northeast
05-08-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By TAftw

Go to the Crows Nest

Go to the Crows Nest
Forum: Northeast
02-04-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By TAftw

Bet you the Northeast is the least active section...

Bet you the Northeast is the least active section Friday-Sunday from June-August.
01-05-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,195
Posted By TAftw

What those guys said. We have a different type...

What those guys said. We have a different type of tuna fishing out here.
01-05-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By TAftw

When you book a half or full day charter a decent...

When you book a half or full day charter a decent amount of that money goes towards fuel for THAT trip. Over the course of a season a captain will spend far more on fuel than he does on boat...
01-05-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,962
Posted By TAftw

:thumbsup: When you put a trailer on it and load...

:thumbsup: When you put a trailer on it and load in the bed the rear squats and becomes level with your front. Never understood why people added leveling kits, the p/o of my truck did that and I...
01-05-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,613
Posted By TAftw

I can smell the burning clutch packs from here.

I can smell the burning clutch packs from here.
01-05-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 12,148
Posted By TAftw

This dude is clearly trolling people, look at his...

This dude is clearly trolling people, look at his other threads.
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