Just thought I'd report what happened to my LR fishing buddy. We mailed in our checks to pay the deposit on a trip later this year. His check was cashed in SD but never showed up on the books of the boat. So, who knows where it went? It could be anything from mail fraud to a staffer on crank. But, the lesson to learn from this is to make these payments via credit card (at least, that's my take on it). I won't name the boat but it's one we all know - and I have no evidence that they are at fault.