Originally Posted by Capt Sal
It is not nasty just the truth!
Sorry sal, but portraying these fine, hardworking boat owners/ captains/ mates as paupers on the brink of ruin is not the truth nor is it helping their image.. They do have a great love for the sea, I am fully aware of that, but bottom line IS bottom line, and if they could not "stay afloat" year to year balancing income against expenditure long term, they would be gone, into something else.
yes its a unique livelyhood. that calls only a few.. However its is also a business... Some won't make it, most do.. Just as with ANY business... bob