Deadliest Catch 2011 OAD 2010 King Crab Season

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  1. Aug 1, 2011 #321 of 327
    Hank

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    Because this is a capitalistic society. As a boat OWNER (frequently not the "captain"), if I put up the millions of dollars as an illiquid investment and took the entire risk of the mortgage (paid off or not) and all the expenses (even in down/slow seasons when I loose money), the bonus funds received when the loan is paid off is reward for the risks taken (it's called "Return on Investment".) Just as the crew doesn't fund boat payments (assuming the risk), they don't share in the rewards either. Every boat owner is a business person trying to maximize their return on investment. Mobil is a hugely profitable oil company -- they are maximizing the return on investment of their investors and shareholders. They're not increasing the salary of all their employees every time they report a multi-billion dollar profit every quarter.

    According to this site, the boat owners take 50% of the catch for their expenses, and the rest is divided up among the crew: http://alaskankingcrab.com/fishing.html. Again, the boat payments are not a factor in that equation.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2011 #322 of 327
    pmyers

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    your convictions that my idea is totally impossible boggles my mind....but that's ok at least we are both fans of the show ;)
     
  3. Aug 2, 2011 #323 of 327
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    Speaking of the TB, there are 3 Brothers up in the Wheel House. Only 2 are shown as Captains. Wonder if they all split their profits equally. :D
     
  4. Aug 2, 2011 #324 of 327
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    You are right and I've always found it strange. That 3rd brother has maybe gotten 45 seconds of air time throughout the ENTIRE run of this show and is hardly ever even mentioned. I think he is the engineer...maybe they keep him locked up to the engine?!? lol
     
  5. Aug 2, 2011 #325 of 327
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    Kinda like Norman on the Northwestern.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2011 #326 of 327
    pmyers

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    wow...I totally had forgotten about that guy! That would make a great trivia question!
     
  7. Aug 3, 2011 #327 of 327
    jeepair

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    This year Norman has actually been shown on the boat several times and might have said a sentence or two.
     

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