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10/20/03 crab NWS::   Crewman Erik Snyder gears up to go out on deck during the Bristol Bay red king crab season on board the F/V Exito.   Also called the "Greenhorn", "Baitboy", and "Swabee" (from the movie "Captain Ron"),  and having never been crab fishing before, Snyder was paid a half crewshare and did most of the jobs on the boat nobody else wanted to do including cleaning the wheelhouse windows and doing the dishes; in addition to readying the bait.  When asked how he felt after his first day on the job he replied, "This sucks.  I haven't done a damn thing right on this boat since I started."