Just got back from a 3-day on the Shogun, I was hesitant after the "6-day from hell" in early May but, I was pleasantly surprised. Captain Russ stopped me in the parking lot before the trip, he was taking some needed time off, Rene was Captain, Russ said I would notice a difference and I did. All the crew were very helpful, engaging, and energetic; almost the same crew as the 6-day but it was like night and day from before. Brian in the galley was an awesome addition, Kenny, a very experienced deck hand along with being a great Chef, was able to spend some time on deck mentoring the crew. The boat was put back together, a nice new coffee maker and dry floors. Brian kept the galley salon area clean. Only problem I had was a new galley floor drain that started leaking into my stateroom. Luckily it leaked onto the sink area, most went down the stateroom drain. I told three crewmen before someone did something, my only real crew criticism. I ended up cleaning up the sink area. Stuff breaks on boats; when I had my boat, something broke almost every trip. We loaded up with only 15 passengers, everything in 3 carts with some room to spare. I easily found a spot for the small wooden tacklebox my dad built for me. Not as pretty as when he built it 28 years ago but it's even more special to me now that he's gone. Tied on a new JRI small intruder and a couple of hooks and I was ready to roll.