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    Default Anyone watching DEADLIEST CATCH.

    I have been watching this show on Discovery. You could not pay me enough to go out on one of those crab boats. I know a few guys that worked on fishing boats in Alaska in the early 90's, they all have some pretty nasty stories to tell. These guys were not on crabbers, they have all said the same thing that they would not want to be a crabber. From what I have heard to biggest fear of working on a crab boat is that it will freeze up when the crab pots are loaded and roll over, thus killing everyone aboard.

    The hours those guys put in would be bad enough, now add in the freezing temp and the constant thread of drowning in the cold as Bearing Sea - NO THANKS!!! I know back int he day they used make a killing at the crab game but with the shortened seasons and new limits they just dont make the cash like they used too. I will take sitting in traffic everyday instead of working the deak of a commercial fishing baot.
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    No shit! Do we really need to eat crab anyway and if we did then who ever wants it can go get it themselves.

    The way I see it if i was going to do a dangerous job I would go be a cop or a fireman, something rewarding!

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    FUCK!!!! I forgot to tape it. Any idea if they'll rerun it again this week?

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    A very cool show....that job kicks your ass everyday.
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    Great show, thoses guys have massive balls, I could never do that job!!!!

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    They are about to end the King crab season and enter the Snowcrab season.
    Check out the main page for it on discovery.
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    I saw that show, yup. KILLER!!

    I actually had that job pegged out in 1997. I was going to go for it, then learned of a little certain someone that would be joining us later in the year...our daughter. That is the only thing that held me back. I often wonder what God saved me from with that. lol
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    My old girlfriend's dad owned a Salmon boat up in Alaska, I almost got to crew for him. For normal - re: SANE - people it's a job that isn't worth the pay but for the guys that do it, they feel they're getting payed for something that they love to do. Plus, if it's a good season and you're on a good boat you can come home with $15 to $25 grand in your pocket (depending on your standing in the crew), that ain't bad for three months or so of work. Plus the guys all come back all buffed out and thin, so you combine hot Italian guys with lots of spending money and you'd see all the local babes getting their hair done and buying new outfits so they could go "Fishing" at the local night-spots when the guys would return home.

    My drummer did it for two seasons, he loved it. Then again, he'd have done it for free just because he loves adventure.
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    Yipee!
    This Sunday night Discovery Channel is airing a marathon of the show starting at 8:00 EST!

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    Insanely good show. I knew that job was dangerous, but man, that shit is also scary as Hell. Couldn't pay me enuf to do that shit, no way.

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    It's on tonight too.
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    Big, solid, hairy balls those boys have.

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    I remember in the early 90's being in college and seeing brochures in the halls trying to get kids to come work on those things in the summer.

    It was one of those things that "sounded" like a good idea at first, with the at the time decent money, but then you got to thinking how spending 3 months in the hull of a crab boat with a bunch of dudes sounded. No thanks.
    Dealing with it.

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    I watched both episodes last night and thoroughly enjoyed them. Thanks for the heads up.

    I was expecting more blood and guts I guess... this is the most dangerous occupation in the world, yet the only injury I saw was a twisted ankle. I'm thinking these were tamer episodes than usual.

    I have a friend who worked on a crab boat for about 5 years... man, the stories he tells. Scary stuff.

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    Having been stationed in Kodiak, Alaska from 1991-1993 (hence I missed TWO VH tours), and have done patrol in the Bering Sea many times I can say first hand how dangerous it is. I was on a Coast Guard cutter and we were out to sea a month at a time, I was in awe about how much balls and dedication those fisherman have.
    I have been in 45 foot seas and know that all it takes is for one wave to kill you.

    St. Paul Island has to be the worst place on earth, you need alot of beer, cigs (I smoked back then) and porno to get you through each day.
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