Well... it's time to re-think this whole over 12+2 size thing.
1. Although I have spent significant time in the North Pacific waters skippering a private 28' fishing boat, none of it counts for commercial time. It would appear it would take me 2 years to get a skippers license.
2. Most Caribbean jurisdictions have virtually the same rules as the MCA (see http://www.stkittsnevisregistry.net/...SCV%20Code.pdf
) which is the safety code for passenger boats there. (so much for lax rules)
I am not sure if a business model can be developed where I actually have to hire a skipper.