TIP OF THE WEEK - Sportboat Etiquette

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Dave Hansen, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Bubba

    Bubba I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  2. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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  3. 26grumpy

    26grumpy who hooked who

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  4. mandoman68

    mandoman68 Big Loco

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    Not being GOUGED BY THE LANDING for every little thing will usually help the tipping process. Deckies work hard(most) and deserve a good tip BUT a tip is still a gratuity that is based on a personal choice. Captains DONT GET TO TELL US WHAT TO TIP AFTER THEY GET OUR MONEY.
     
  5. mandoman68

    mandoman68 Big Loco

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    JUST FOR B
    JUST FOR BEING HOT? NOPE.
     
  6. Randy V

    Randy V Slamma Jamma

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    Indeed.

    LOL
     
  7. Randy V

    Randy V Slamma Jamma

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    Classic, G - classic!

    LOL
     
  8. Jigslinger

    Jigslinger Fishing is an incurable disease

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    Please sticker this so newbies know to tip 50% after they've been on a 24hr boat ride.
     
  9. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    I always tip extra so that the other guy doesn't forget to take his meds. o_O
     
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  10. pele

    pele Member

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    Sense of Entitlement

    Definition:

    Sense of Entitlement - An unrealistic, unmerited or inappropriate expectation of favorable living conditions and favorable treatment at the hands of others.
     
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  11. mullet

    mullet Metal Fabricator

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    I'm suprised the OP hasn't chimed in yet :nopity:
     
  12. trunk777

    trunk777 Member

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    30/50 % your high!!!
     
  13. Rodsnapper

    Rodsnapper Newbie

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  14. MEF_66

    MEF_66 Newbie

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    Mr Hansen seems to have some rather high expectations. Let me see if I understand the math on this situation. A typical overnight trip this year was around $210.00 with 28 paying customers aboard and a crew of 5. Lets say everyone on the boat tipped right in the middle of Mr Hansen's recommended amount 40 percent. $210.00 x 40% = $ 84.00 x 28 customers = $ 2,352.00. Divided by 5 crew members that is $470.00 per crew member. I understand most of the deckies try an work 12 days on and 2 days off. So for 2 weeks that would be a total of $ 5,640.00. Lets continue with this $ 5,640.00 very 2 weeks x say a 14 week season would be $ 39,480.000. $ 5,640.00 x 7 = $ 39,480.00.00 for 14 weeks of work. Remember this is cash, it goes a good deal further than say someone that is collecting a paycheck from a company with standard deductions.
    Know consider this over an entire year, $ 5,640.00 x 26 2 week periods =$146,640.00 of cash, not a paycheck but cash. I realize these boats do not run year round, but that is what the rest of us have to do to earn a living and make it on one of these trips for the most part.
    I do not agree with Mr Hansen's tip percentages based on the formula above.
     
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  15. jeffdalton

    jeffdalton "Well Known" Member

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    True, but we get to fish wherever we want!
     
  16. ctodd

    ctodd Member

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    Do you guys tip each deck hand individually or tip just one in the hopes that they pool the tips and divide them?
     
  17. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    I usually bring a roll of quarters for the veteran deckhand, a roll of dimes for the cook, and a roll of nickels for the green horns. Don't bring penny rolls or it will appear as an insult.

    Have a superfantastic weekend!
     
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  18. pele

    pele Member

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    Actually a roll of pennies might drive the point home better than 0 in the right circumstance.
     
  19. titos334

    titos334 VIP Elite Member

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    Probably say thanks and put it in the tip jar, they're used to not being tipped if it's a 1/2 or 3/4 day.
     
  20. jeffdalton

    jeffdalton "Well Known" Member

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