Tim's first crabbing season was in 1989, and he's fished religiously ever since. But experience comes at a price; smooth seas don't make skilled sailors. Tim has plenty of stories of crewmembers who have died due to to carelessness, both their own and as a result of other people. It's part of the reason he's left his old boat, the Ocean Fury.
Jake offered Tim a spot on the Saga crew, but Tim only accepted after longtime buddy, Sean Dunlop, asked him to come aboard. Expecting to run the rail, the veteran deckhand feels he has nothing to prove. "My proving days are over. My work speaks for itself."