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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Does anyone on here watch it? If so, what are you're opinions about it?

Hunter


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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Thread starter):
Does anyone on here watch it? If so, what are you're opinions about it?

My idea of hell. Being cold and wet.


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Have watched it a few times, pretty interesting to see what they do... but it's a bit boring... throwing pots out, bringing them in... over and over again.


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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Thread starter):
Does anyone on here watch it? If so, what are you're opinions about it?

I watch it on occasion. Reminds me of my two years patrolling the Bering Sea and boarding the crab boats and long liners.

The weather and sea conditions are just as sh*tty as they appear to be.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

LOL, I was wondering why there is no thread about it. I'm watching it now, catching upon the eposides I missed. AWESOME SHOW!! Love to watch it, but unless I was going to stay in the wheelhouse there is no effing way I'd do it.

User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3315 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Thread starter):
Does anyone on here watch it? If so, what are you're opinions about it?

 bigthumbsup  Yes its quite good. Although I havn't watched the new series on Discovery Channel yet as it's half way through the series.

Whilst watching it, I often wondered, would I made a good deckhand? Could I survive the freezing wet temperatures? Could I survive the 20 hour days? I would love to give it a go.



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3841 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Awesome show. Couldn't see myself doing those jobs, though...I give those guys all the credit in the world.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Thanks for responses. My favorite episode is when Phil Harrises sons charges his card for misc items while their prop on the Cornelia Marie is getting fixed. Quoting Phil" Who do you think I am, Bank of Phil"? Sig on the Northwestern is cool. I hear the Time Bandit is outfitted with a 4 person Sauna.

Hunter



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User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

I absolutely love that show. Some of the recent ones have been especially great. Mike Rowe is a great narrator, and the entire thing is very interesting. Of course, I'd hate to have that job. I have a couple of friends who have done the job at one time or other...they loved the pay and the people, but all of them said that it's exhausting.

User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

I am absolutely ADDICTED to this show. I watch every episode religiously. Almost as much as I watch Mail Call.

-Copa


User currently offlineGalapagapop From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 910 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

I always have that show playing in the backround and am pretty addicted to it now.

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13206 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

I have watched most episodes of this series. It is indeed something different, about what is one of the most dangerous jobs anybody can do. They show a cross section of very good people and occasionally real jerks, just like real life is. You tend to root for most of the ships shown as you want them to do well as their income is based on their take from the sea. Showing how important our USCG is for those on those ships, daring tough weather, is a good bonus in this series. It also makes the point as to why your fish, especially crab, is so expensive.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 4):
LOL, I was wondering why there is no thread about it

There have been threads about it TedT. Use the Search Engine  duck  biggrin 

. . . .

There's no chance in hell you'd catch me doing that job. The living conditions are primitive - even ashore. The work is gruesome. The cold and the wet - and we're not talking about a little cold - is virtually unbearable.

A few weeks ago Leno had one of the Captains featured on the show on his show. Interesting to hear the interview.

These guys definitely earn their keep.


User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

This show is so good. Today i was in Whole Foods market and saw the King Crab leg. It was at least 2 feet long and it was $19.99 a lbs!!  Wow!


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User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 12):
There's no chance in hell you'd catch me doing that job.

You're right, we'd be catching you doing the cooking for the "men."


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

Quoting Graphic (Reply 14):
You're right, we'd be catching you doing the cooking for the "men."

I have an excellent recipt for Cracked Crab Legs, and some killer Halibut recipes also.  yummy 


User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 15):

I have an excellent recipt for Cracked Crab Legs, and some killer Halibut recipes also.

Easy skipper, the crabs have to make it to port first.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Thread starter):

My idea of hell

Hey, I consider that my home ground!!!

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 7):
I hear the Time Bandit is outfitted with a 4 person Sauna.

I don't know about that, but one time I helped load a Sears Chest Freezer over her bow, at Cold Bay one night.

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 9):
I am absolutely ADDICTED to this show. I watch every episode religiously.

Growing up there I do too, mainly waiting to see if anybody I know shows up on screen. During season 1 the air charter company I worked for flew the crew out there to film, and one of the guys on the Saga was one of our A&P's. There are a couple of shots of him. In Season II Sig took shelter behind Amak Island, that was clearly visible from CDB. Only a couple of miles offshore.

Season three they lauched the HH-60 out of Cold Bay which I still consider the town I grew up in. They fly out of the Evergreen hanger which was the MarkAir hanger when I was out there.

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 13):
Today i was in Whole Foods market and saw the King Crab leg. It was at least 2 feet long and it was $19.99 a lbs!!

I don't remember what price they got for Opies this year, but I do remember back when we used to get a bunch of us together and buy the extra cases of opies for $90 for a 50lb box. Usualy we would get a bunch of together between the Reeve and the Pen-Air guys and then have one of their pilots (usually in on it) fly over with the Cherokee to pick up the load.

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 5):
I would love to give it a go.

You know, I was happy on the beach working the airplanes.



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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 12):
There's no chance in hell you'd catch me doing that job. The living conditions are primitive - even ashore. The work is gruesome. The cold and the wet - and we're not talking about a little cold - is virtually unbearable.

What those guys on the crab boats and small (less than 100') wet well longliners put up with is simply amazing. And even the factory fishing boats, you couldn't pay me to work on those things. Seeing the slime line in operation at sea is NOT a pretty sight. Or a particularly nice smelling one.

There were times in the Bering Sea where the conditions were so violent on our ship (230', 2000 tons) that we didn't just rig lifelines topside - we made it off limits. After one memorable night, we woke up to find that all of our life rafts were gone. They were mounted on the O2 deck, yet we took so much green water that the hydrostatic releases all were triggered, and off they went, probably washing up on shore somewhere thousands of miles away.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

This is the first season I've watched it.....superb show. Those guys definitely earn their money.

"Deadliest Catch" and the recent series on Everest are two of the reasons we find ourselves watching the Discovery Channel more and more these days.

Tom at MSY (on the BlackBerry)



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 18):
There were times in the Bering Sea where the conditions were so violent on our ship (230', 2000 tons) that we didn't just rig lifelines topside - we made it off limits. After one memorable night, we woke up to find that all of our life rafts were gone. They were mounted on the O2 deck, yet we took so much green water that the hydrostatic releases all were triggered, and off they went, probably washing up on shore somewhere thousands of miles away.

Thats cute, Makes you wonder how those new aluminum cutters are going to handle the weather and ice.

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 5):
Could I survive the freezing wet temperatures?

The longest time I have heard of somebody surviving out there in the water was the kid of the bar manager out at CDB. He was also a fueler at the airport and took a skiff out with the accountant, and they flipped it. They never found the accountant but managers kid spent something like 12 hours in the water. What they figure saved him was that he was wearing a pair of those stretchy neoprene chest waders and they acted like a wetsuit. Sill I understand that he lost something like 20lbs that night. When I was out there there where a couple of people who insisted on wearing neoprene waders when out of the water because of the incident.

Normally you don't want to wear waders of any kind at all on a boat because they will fill up with water and pull you down if you go over.




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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 7):
Sig on the Northwestern is cool.

Yeah, but he is still one of these Seattle fishermen who come up here to rape our resources. Alaska's fish should be caught by Alaskan's. Not stolen by guys in Seatte, which is a big reason why we became a state in the first place.

At least the Hilstrands on the Time Bandit are based in state (Homer, where I went to High School)



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User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 17):
$90 for a 50lb box

Hmm that doesn't seem that expensive per lbs. Has any had King Crab legs? They are huge!!!



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User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Thread starter):
Does anyone on here watch it? If so, what are you're opinions about it?

See below

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 9):
I am absolutely ADDICTED to this show. I watch every episode religiously.

That's me!  Smile


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 22):
Hmm that doesn't seem that expensive per lbs.

It wasn't, but we are talking about direct from the processer 10 years ago.

I remember my 1st flight instructor at UND one day talked about a snow crab dinner (the commerical name for Opelio and Bardardi) he and his girlfriend had at the Westward Ho for 21 a plate. I then told him that story....It is amazing what the mark up is when you have to transport it.

But by the same token, fresh fruit and veggies out there are expensive.



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25 Dragon-wings : I watch Deadliest Catch and it's a very good show. I don't know how those guys do it (although I do see why. For only a few weeks of fishing they get
26 Ha763 : It was Sig and Edgar from the Northwestern and luckily I got to see it since I was off the next day. About the king crab finale, I couldn't believe t
27 Ferengi80 : I watched this for the first time last night, found it very interesting. The weather looks to be awful, and in the episode I saw last night a boat was
28 Post contains images Alessandro : My mom always complains when she visit me, always crabs and motorbikes on telly, nothing else...
29 MCOflyer : Anyone know these Captains featured on here? Jon reminds me of myself, wanting to pull pranks with that flour bomb. I wish Phil did that to Blake on t
30 Halls120 : They aren't. Which is why the Storis is being replaced by a much larger cutter, a 378' WHEC, because the Bear 270's and Reliance 210's simply can't h
31 JFK69 : It is pretty incredible to see how much money these boats bring in while doing it in such a short time. Anyone know what happened with the guy on the
32 L-188 : Believe it, and before the IFQ system it would have been more. I remember getting 7 hours of overtime once because I had to wait for a Kalitta Lear t
33 TedTAce : Like a certain mod did for his caveman thread? Paybacks are a bitch, and I'll be stunned if it goes without. I'm sure it will be covered in the opie
34 MCOflyer : Anyone know what happened to the Rollo from the last opie season? Also, how do the boats get selected for this show? I know sig has been a regular on
35 Post contains images TedTAce : Sig is listed as a producer or has some sort of production credit. Yeah, I read those things
36 EasternSon : Captain Phil has to quit smoking soon. I cringe every time I see that guy. He looks and sounds like a guy who's days away from a lung cancer diagnosis
37 Graphic : :serious question: does the fact that he offloads in Alaska make a difference?
38 Hamfist : Good show. One of the few "reality" type shows I will watch. Probably because they don't seem to be "acting out" a reality.
39 TedTAce : I would guess the answer is no, as his crew and himself are out of SEA. IE yeah, they are giving some money to AK by offloading, but they dont have a
40 Post contains links MCOflyer : You probaly met Keith Colburn and Andy or Jon Hillstrand Here are a couple of the websites. http://www.fvnorthwestern.com/ http://www.corneliamarie.c
41 Bill142 : it gets interesting when someone falls over the edge.
42 Post contains images TedTAce : I LOVE the "jobs" section
43 Foppishbum : I don't watch it but my partner LOVES that show. He even watched the re-runs of the episodes that he had seen before! I would watch it once in a whil
44 L-188 : Yeah you got to have the right last name to get on most boats, including that one. Another reason why I never commerically fished. It is even tighter
45 MCOflyer : Most people fishing are family members or friends. I just wonder how much a skipper makes. Keith Colburn bought the Wizard and nearly went down in hi
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