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Old 10-30-2019, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by MayhemFT View Post
Off topic, but I'm curious why you would want your child to grow up in Latin America vs the States? Seems like it's usually the other way around.
I agree with the idea of going ex-pat... having spent the last five years visiting the Yucatan annually I find the pace to be much more peaceful and it is my understanding that it is as least a little easier to start a business, less red-tape. While the area has its problems (like anywhere) there is a valid argument to be made for life in Latin America versus the States. It's nearly 2020 and the area isn't what it was twenty years ago.
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by finnedfanatic View Post
Good point. I don't see it being a full time gig. More of a way to defer some costs, etc. I guess back to the drawing board for the interim. Baby coming soon though....
Hey man congratulations to you and your family and if you decide to pull the trigger on the charter business and are in need of some online representation hit me up!!! I'm in the area at least once per year and would be happy to have a place to go for some good fishing!
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by HTJ View Post
I will try to be helpful so if you feel like I'm kicking you square in 'em...remember the helpful part.

You are gringo
You are gringo
You are gringo

The language barrier doesn't mean chit but the cultural one is huge, bigly even.

The local fishermen/tour operators are...locals, and understand how to be Mexican cuz they uh, are. The 10% tax they pay to the local cartel is peanuts compared to what you would be hit with never mind the resentment you would face just being a gringo divying up the pie even further.

If you seriously want to do this and have the passive income to support it move down there and spend 6 months to a year becoming part of the landscape. Buy the sorriest looking used panga you can find and learn the local fishery. Still in with a solid attitude 12 months later - proceed on sir.
The whole cartel deal is so wrong, the gringo deal is laughable...the only gringos that have a hard time down here are the assholes, the wanna be know it all's, and the toe steppers. Honest, nice guys that put in the foot work and don't act like they own the place have a pretty good time.

It is possible to come down here and do business the legal and right way. I and many others have done it (and still do). Is it easy, no...is it possible, very. The fact that you have white gringo skin does not depict your success down here. Does it make it easy to make mistakes and allow yourself to be taken advantage of occasionally...yes...but as anything goes in life you get better with experience. You have to spend time down here, get to know the guys you want to fish next to, and learn the waters like the back of your hand. I spent 4 years making friends and getting to know what is right and what is wrong before diving into any unknown waters. It takes money, fluent Spanish, and a hell of a lot of patience but op's dreams are acquirable. Not all who go for this venture succeed but with persistence and the help of friends you make down here it happens. I'm still learning everyday that I hit the water and that's what keeps it exciting.

OP, best advice is take it slow, make friends in the industry, and spend a lot of time down here before dumping your load. It can be tough at times and will test every bit of your patience but if it's what you want to do with your life you have to put in the effort.
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