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Old 04-28-2010, 09:44 PM   #21
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RE: Putting your boat to work

I'm thinking we need an Official TrawlerForum Cookie. Sold by the dozen* and in 2 or 3 flavors. X$/dozen + shipping. Of course SD's picture would be on the box and they would be served only on boat outings.
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:15 AM   #22
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SD is a salty looking character!
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:38 AM   #23
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Wait a minut guys.*I'm no Famous Amous. I own a whole sale bakery. We make mostly cookies in 15 different flavors. All the favorites. Chocolat chip, Oatmeal, Peanutbutter and the like. I always have some Ginger Molasses on board for Seasickness.
I don't even have a store. I sell to business. Coffee shops, restaurants cafeteries, grocery stores, Gas stations *and the like.*We do make* some cutout sugar*cookies like salmon shaped ones for the tourists.* I have made a boat shaped cookie for some of the Charter companys.
*Now you know I'm not the old salt you thought I was. Just a baker who's True Passion in life* is all about boats.*
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:54 PM   #24
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OK,
But here is where I am at. I suggest:
*Having some of the financial guys on board put a business plan together to produce, market and sell Skipperdudes Cookies. They are a boat shaped Ginger Molasses cookie that is sold at West Marine, Cabellas, Bass Pro Shop, etc. for seasickness. They would come in small boxes with the recent SD picture on front.
*Interested forum members could buystock, but the primary start up costs would be recruited from venture capitalists
*Profit would be used to fund travel costs for forum members to an agreed boating function every year. Am I missing anything here?
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:59 PM   #25
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Dude!!
You crack me up. That's so wild

I was laughing so hard I almost pi**d my pants.

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PM me Steve with you address. I'll send you some cookies.

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You got it!
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:50 AM   #27
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Hey, wait a minute...what about exporting some cookies down-under as well? This forum is bigger than just the US of A - much bigger.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:26 PM   #28
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SD,
I had to work late and just got in.
Waiting for me was a wonderful batch of cookies! Thank You!
Ginger Molasses, Snicker Doodle and more. The peanut butter brownie looks like it would have to be bad for you!
I am exhausted but wanted to let you know they made it
I will PM soon and let you know how much I enjoyed the treat!
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:48 AM   #29
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Happy birthday.

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Old 05-04-2010, 10:50 AM   #30
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Happy BD Forklift

SD, That was a very cool thing to do. You rock!
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:59 PM   #31
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SkipperDude for President!!!
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:01 PM   #32
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A few videos of some things I caught in my shrimp pots


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Old 05-12-2011, 02:36 PM   #33
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well it is that time of year again and I am going to give it another try.

This year the limit is 52,000 pounds of shrimp and limit is 40 pots last year it was 20. At around $100.00 bucks a pot for pot line bait jars and bouys it is a big investment.

I wasn't going to go but another shrimper wasn't using his gear and offered to loan it to me so what the heck.

I have a couple of buddies who want to go commercial fishing and have a deck hand license to show for it. so I said lets go shrimping.

I don't expect the season to last long maybe till the end of May.

So if I can pay for the 3 B's ( Boat i.e. fuel,Bait and Beer.)

we should have a great time.

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Old 05-12-2011, 03:00 PM   #35
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Yeah buddy!!!

You know it.

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Skipper Dude
There is a "MUFFIN Boat" at Block Island that comes around with newspapers and baked goodies through the anchorage in the summer. I heard that is how Nantucket Nectars started also. ... Just a thought!
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:58 AM   #37
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Havent thought of commercial fishing on it, but I have thought considerably about buying a larger one to put a dental office on and go from small community to small community with it for a couple of months a year... as a retirement gig sort of...

You will have a far lower cost investment if you chose to do haircuts instead.

Dental work requires sterile , and frequently a lab,,

Cutting hair $10. a customer is all cash , and carries far fewer risks.

Esp from licensed folks ashore that have the "law" on their side.

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The best fun business I have seen was a couple of Canadians that had a 55 or 60 ft "fishing" boat.

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The loaded 6000gal of subsafized CN fuel aboard , proceded down the ICW and rolled over to the Nahamas.

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With a long hose he sold the fuel (no probalem , locally they are frequently out of fuel) mostly to sport fish for CASH!

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The profit was enough to pay for the entire winter!


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You will have a far lower cost investment if you chose to do haircuts instead.

Dental work requires sterile , and frequently a lab,,

Cutting hair $10. a customer is all cash , and carries far fewer risks.

Esp from licensed folks ashore that have the "law" on their side.
I do agree cutting hair would be cheaper but probably not quite*for a retired*Dentist.* But you could get a couple of good looking young ladies to cut the hair "topless" and then get $30 a cut and make even more money.* But I digress.

Is there a need for mobile dental care?
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The dentist I went to as a kid had a big sailboat with a dentist chair inside. I doubt he drilled many teeth aboard, but he got the writeoff.
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Is there a need for mobile dental care?

Mostly ashore in very poor areas .

Is that your dream cruise?

HAITI has harbors and you could probably work 24/7/365!
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