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Thread: email re: Q105
May-29-2012, 08:06 AM #1
email re: Q105
Qualifier 105 Update: I have had a ton of inquiries about what is happening with the Qualifier 105. Some of you were confused by my reply email to John that I also BCC'd you. Here is what I know directly from John or his crew. Two crew members tell me they are out of money and going under. John called me and said he was canceling trips and trying diligently to get anglers on other boats and salvage as much of their deposits as possible. I also understand from a crew member that the Coast Guard has them shut down pending some major repairs before recertification for passengers and there is no money to do the repairs. The boat was losing money and there are no buyers. John called me to explore other possible uses for the boat and also asked me to help him to get his passengers on other boats. I am trying to help John and his passengers secure spots on other boats and hopefully get as much credit for their deposits they have on their Q105 trips transferred to other trips. I know that some of you have deposits with the Qualifier on a trip. If you have a deposit on a Q105 trip being canceled John is suggesting find the exact trip and date you want to get on, tentatively book the trip, let me know and then we'll see if John can transfer some portion of your deposit to that new boat. I have no charters on the Q105. I am completely unrelated to the Q105 and this problem, and doing this only as a favor for John and more importantly the Q105 customers with whom I have previously fished. So, I hope we can fish together again soon. I have attached my schedule again for your reference. If you do not have a trip on the Q don't worry about it. email from Larry Brown
May-29-2012, 08:18 AM #2
Ruh roh....."What is the MLPA anyway? They are the meanest people ever!"
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May-29-2012, 08:19 AM #3
May-29-2012, 09:58 AM #4Not your normal Nachos
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Reel Lady, Thanks for stepping up and trying to get us on another boat and save some of our deposits. However, but I booked my Q105 trip to be with firends who could help me get on and off the boat and even help me setup my gear as I am handicapped, but I keep trying. I even made arrangements with Tina to be in the top cabin so I did not have to go/down the stairs because I know but the third day on a boat, I can barely fish let alone climb stairs. Yes, I now remember her telling me to send in the money so they would hold the cabin for me, I have no interest on getting on another boat, nor going without my support group to help me fish. In no way do I think Tina was the fault. But for sure someone is.
So, am I out the monies I give John in good faith?
May-29-2012, 11:44 AM #5
May-29-2012, 11:49 AM #6
I can't believe this!!!
I've got 2100 plus tied up in a trip that was to leave June 23rd, and I'm not even going to get any cash back???
I was scheduled to go on a skiff trip to fish calicos, now I'm out a couple grand...Priceless
May-29-2012, 12:38 PM #7Captain
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If you paid up front monies with a credit card, talk to you credit card company, they should be able to help you get you monies back.
It is NEVER a good thing when this happens on any business front. I have always enjoyed fishing on the QUALIFIER 105, and I can bet that John is probably experiencing some blood pressure and stomach problems right now. He is really under a lot of pressure from all fronts. I hope things work out well for ALL involved.
May-29-2012, 12:49 PM #8
This truly is a horrific time for everyone. I booked a trip a couple years ago, and literally 2 days after I sent in my money we found out my wife was pregnant and the approx due date was during the time of the trip. It took an act of God to get my money back from these guys, I made so many phone calls and bashed them wherever I could, 4 months later I received my refund minus 25% for their "handling" and also "discounted trip price" I am not here to bash them again just to tell my story, in fact last week I was contemplating giving them another shot on a July trip, glad I saw this before I committed. As far as the handicap guy goes, the Shogun has a terrific topside room, call Andrea and she will hook you and your 2 friends up. good luck to all with deposits, I hope you get them back and an opportunity to fish on another boat.
May-29-2012, 01:16 PM #9Captain
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This is a like a bad soap opera. The fleet needs to step up and get ahead of this and book the passengers who paid deposits. It is bad for the entire industry if one boat goes under, especially if the deposits are not honored.
Imagine how much good will could be generated if one or a couple of boats said they would honor deposits made by giving credit for future trips. Sure it would cost something, but not too much, especially since most boats don't fill all of their trips.
May-29-2012, 01:41 PM #10
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