Your desired improvement to your favorite boats?

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by surfgoose, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. surfgoose

    surfgoose active geezer

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    It's spring and most of the sportfishing boats are off-line for annual maintenance and repairs. What is your most desired improvement to your favorite boat that you would like to see happen?

    For myself, I would really appreciate it if there was a speaker on the inside of the galley. The boat's speakers on the outside deck are hard enough to understand, but when I'm inside the galley and the captain says something it comes across about as clearly as the adults' voices in a Charley Brown tv special: Wah Wah Wah ...

    And since almost all of the boats have an lcd television in the galley, that is mostly unused, wouldn't it be great if it could be hooked up as a repeater screen for the sonar up in the wheelhouse? Since sonar is often sent to more than one helm location on a yacht, it can't be very hard to set up a connection to another screen. I would LOVE to be able to duck into the galley while on the anchor and see what is under the boat. Even while on an offshore drift, it would help me a lot in deciding how to fish the situation.

    What would be your own suggestion?
     
  2. MYNomad

    MYNomad Heading South

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    I wish my boat had a jacuzzi. (And, BTW, my sonar (actually, all of the electronics) are repeated on every screen -- at night, the radar is always on in my stateroom.)
     
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  3. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    I couldnt agree more about the repeater screen Gary, that’s an excellent idea. Not all captains communicate what they are seeing on sonar. I would like to see more dedicated jigstick storage at the bow.
     
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  4. skrilla

    skrilla allirks

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    Kingsize mattress with masseuse.

    Boot dryer.

    Heated hand rails and decks.

    Glass obsevation floors.

    Waterslide.

    Built in exercise bike so I don't have to bring my own.

    Did I miss anything?
     
  5. 26grumpy

    26grumpy who hooked who

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    Vibratory foot-bath.
     
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  6. yessokk

    yessokk Well-Known "Member"

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    A repeater screen so we could all see it is a great idea I love it........ BUT.... the captain would hate it. Just imagine all the critical blow back it would generate. You would have 25 Captains voicing their personal opinions on how each screen should be interpreted and what the appropiate plan of action should be....
    What a headache . Trust me... it will never happen.
     
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  7. jsl

    jsl Member

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    More hot water and better toilets. Most boat's toilets are made for midgets. I don't know how the bigger guys even use those things.

    Scott
     
  8. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    Make em all as big as the Excel!
     
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  9. sealskinner

    sealskinner Retired Pimp

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    The repeater screens wouldn't allow the lazy captains to sit on a dead spot all day.
    Be nice. But never happen
     
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  10. Jigslinger

    Jigslinger Fishing is an incurable disease

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    RSW on all boats. Even 1/2 day.
     
  11. Baller

    Baller Jig Chucker

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    Seakeepers. Make her nice and steady...
     
  12. bassman88

    bassman88 Member

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    Bunks for 3/4 to full day boats.
     
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  13. Day0ne

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    Common on some of the TX boats. Very helpful
     
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  14. calicobassguy

    calicobassguy No pants on

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    On most sport fishing boat operations, slow down the process of loading passengers. With the exception of the long range fleet, most boats just announce "come on down" or "now loading". Too much bumping and shoving currently going on when most sport boats load. Unfortunately, there are times when certain individuals are extremely rude and sometimes even dangerous because they want the first choice of bunk, tackle box storage, or rod storage regardless if someone is ahead of them. In most cases, people line up in a orderly fashion at the landing only to experience a free for all when the boat actually loads. Why would any sport boat operation set up the likelihood of confrontations between individual passengers? I recommend that a crew member or landing employee release only about 5 people at one time for loading, wait about one full minute, release approximately 5 more, etc. Nothing wrong with immediately setting the tone that everyone works together on this particular boat.
     
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  15. OILAGER

    OILAGER Hecho en Estados Unidos

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    Slot machines, with a players rewards program for free trips etc... Anglers are gamblers at heart anyways. Boat will make a little extra money to keep prices down, I'm not sure about splitting a Jackpot with the crew though.
     
  16. Idatuna

    Idatuna Member

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    Stripper pole.
     
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  17. RockHopperNCKA

    RockHopperNCKA Well-Known "Member"

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    More room for 8' and over rods.
     
  18. carterantebi

    carterantebi I hate fishing

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    Make all the boats more like the Liberty and we’d be golden
     
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