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Old 05 January 2011, 18:05   #11
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Having recently been exactly 'where you are now' I have a few thoughts that may be of assistance to you and not least, a few experiences with different manufacturers. If you'd like to PM me with an email add' or contact, I'd be very happy to share a few lines ...

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Hi Kevin, why not share a few lines here? It could be a help for others thinking of the same line of business.
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Old 05 January 2011, 18:12   #12
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What sort of Master Mariner are you?

There is only one type of Master Mariner.
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Old 06 January 2011, 01:39   #13
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There is only one type of Master Mariner.
Exactly! and it's a pub in the Brighton Cruising area where JK may often be found!

My point was that as a Master Mariner, then if he's in command of say a Jackup Barge or Survey Vessell which is on long term contracts to windfarms, he will be involved with windfarm project very early on and can maybe create a charter oportunity, which would be extremely lucrative.

If, however he's tramping round the World on a Box boat, Car carrier, Tanker or a Reefer then he won't have an opportunity to get his boat on to the Project he is working on

Also if he is month on and month off he can only work the boat for three months of the season unless he goes down the precarious route of Bareboat
charter or has a very trusted buddy to work it for him.

I guess the question I should have asked is in what area of the Marine Industry do you ply your trade and does it offer any possibilty of a bit of insider trading !
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I skipper 11m Humbers with 12 +2 commercially, some of you on here know where and from my experience thats even quite snug at times.

In my experience definately having the helm behind your customers is the best scenario, I have used other boats with an aft spare thwart and its tricky keeping an eye out for all your customers.

A smaller boat with less passengers could be trailered giving you more flexibility on launching and where to operate from.

just my thoughts
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Well Andy - I thought it was you I was replying too ..... :-)
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I skipper 11m Humbers with 12 +2 commercially, some of you on here know where and from my experience thats even quite snug at times.

In my experience definately having the helm behind your customers is the best scenario, I have used other boats with an aft spare thwart and its tricky keeping an eye out for all your customers.

just my thoughts
Terence, that is exactly how we make them and we also position the crew on a raised platform so they are looking over the heads of the passengers having a clear view of the sea conditions ahead and keeping an eye on the passengers at the same time.

you should try ours next time you come to upgrade
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Old 14 January 2011, 08:54   #18
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Well Andy - I thought it was you I was replying too ..... :-)
You were replying to Simon-Moore (you quoted his post in your reply) not me. I was just suggesting that any tips on starting a new venture should be aired in public to help everyone.
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Oh.... how we laughed ...

Ian would be chipping in (if only his broadband was working .... ! K
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