We have reached that point in our adult lives where we need to make some major decisions. Zed is tired of being only a deckhand, and only barely paying our bills, and is thinking of buying his own dungeness crab operation (permit and boat). Until this point, he has resisted making this move because he didn’t want the added responsibility and stress of owning his own boat. Essentially, we were afraid of the boat owning us. This is a big decision in itself, but on top of that we will need to decide WHERE to buy an operation.
We love living in Bellingham and we love our neighborhood, but the cost of living is relatively high, and so is the cost of a Washington State permit. Our other options are Oregon or California. California is looking to be the more feasible with boat and permit prices at a fraction of what they are in Washington or Oregon, but a very high cost of living. Maybe we could fish in California, but keep our home in Washington?
Arrrggghhhh. It’s a tough choice to make and either way we will end up with more debt and responsibility, but also more potential for making a decent income.
Anyone have any advice?????