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tultime

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Hello to all,
I just joined this site and can tell very quickly that I will learn a lot from here. I fish Long Island mostly the Moriches Area. Early fall I had the opportunity to run my boat for a week out of Montuak with my son. After many years of research I purchased a 23 ft. Jones Brother Cape Fisherman. I can not be any happier with the great running boat. I currently posses a 6 pack license but would not dare charter because I do not feel confident I can put my fairs on fish as consistently as I might want outside of the fall run in Montuak. My dream is to retire within the next 10 to 15 years purchase my dream boat 28 ft Seaworthy BHM and charter enough to afford the expenses of the vessel. I feel by that time I will have put in my time on the water and learned the proper etiquette. This isn't just a pipe dream for me... I looking forward to learning as much as I can from this website
 

BillD

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Hello to all,
I just joined this site and can tell very quickly that I will learn a lot from here. I fish Long Island mostly the Moriches Area. Early fall I had the opportunity to run my boat for a week out of Montuak with my son. After many years of research I purchased a 23 ft. Jones Brother Cape Fisherman. I can not be any happier with the great running boat. I currently posses a 6 pack license but would not dare charter because I do not feel confident I can put my fairs on fish as consistently as I might want outside of the fall run in Montuak. My dream is to retire within the next 10 to 15 years purchase my dream boat 28 ft Seaworthy BHM and charter enough to afford the expenses of the vessel. I feel by that time I will have put in my time on the water and learned the proper etiquette. This isn't just a pipe dream for me... I looking forward to learning as much as I can from this website

Welcome aboard !!
 

petrel

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It's good to hear someone say they want to put their time in before launching a charter fishing business.
 

CaptDave

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Welcome aboard Captain, I am a charter boat owner who fishes Stellwagen Bank for groundfish and tuna for the last 12 years. Relentless Charters Tough way to make a living but you are in a good area with many species allowing you to fish year round or just about. Lots of knowledge on here with some great folks. Don't be afraid to ask questions and once again welcome aboard.

Capt Dave
 

tultime

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I have been the client of many charter captains in the last 18 years. I have seen the good, bad and the lazy. I have seen the change in myself when the fishing trip goal was to put someone who has never caught a striped bass on a fish. I have 15 years boating/fishing experience inshore. My offshore has been limited due to my prior vessel's range a 26 ft Grady. I look in awe as the Montuak Fleet exits the harbor. I retire in anywhere 10 to 15 yrs which should give me more than enough time on the water. I look for the charter business to sustain my expenses of the vessel and keep me on the water. How better than with a 28 BHM right?
 

MDI45

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28 BHM might be a little tight for 6 and 2 crew.....thats one thing to think about.....good luck...welcome
 

Muscie

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I just sold my 28 seaworthy-great boat for fishing the east end. most comfortable up to 5 on board
 

plowin

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I would believe that a 31'BHM would give you and your passengers much more room and comfort. They will handle a pretty heavy sea and remain quite stable.
 

El Mar

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petrel

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I see the photos of these 28' boats on here and it reminds me how big a 31/32 BHM is. Of course it takes more fuel to propel her a comparable distance and she's not going to win any races. But she will hang with some much bigger non-downeast boats when conditions turn sour.
 

tultime

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My advice to you would be to get all the open acess federal permits you can and try to put together some history. Without these permits you will be shut out of the industry. Good luck with your dream!

Reelsportfisher,
Not to sound ignorant but when reviewing the federal permits most require that you already possess one am I incorrect? Or was I maybe looking at the wrong thing.. I assume a multi species is what you were referring to.
 

Raider Ronnie

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33 Flowers.

tultime

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Raider Ronnie, Thank you for your first hand knowledge. I really appreciate it. In the future I believe I will be doing some of the same type charters, mostly inshore trips for bass with the occasional offshore trip. Can you post some pics. of your vessel.
 

Raider Ronnie

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joelucci33

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Bump On the 31 BHM for a six pack...big little boat...lots of deck space and she handles a sea head or tail great...down fall...their a 15 Kt boat..Plus side..there a 15 Kt boat no matter what your throw at them!
 
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