The money is good, but the weather can completely destroy a season. Last year we had Harvey and Irma. In between the two I blew a $25,000 engine.
Cusotmers are mostly a pain. Even the nice ones will stress you out. Their goals and their skill levels don’t always align. They wear shoes that scuff your boat. They wear sunscreen that turns your fiberglass orange. Their kids drop shrimp down your rod holders and spit gum on the floor.
Sometimes they cancel on you last minute and you have to choose between keeping their deposit or believing their sob story and giving their money back.
The fish don’t care. They’ll leave you hanging in a heart beat.
But the money is great. 500 to 1k a day for 150-200 days a year. Minus a 100k boat, 10k in rods and reels, gas, insurance, maintenance, etc.
I’m sure many of these complaints translate directly into power washing, but I’m just ready for a change. I feel like the marketing and internet skills I’ve learned in the fishing world will serve me well.