Chief 2.5 Day is cancelled!!!!!!

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recurveman

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So I just got an email that the Chief's 2.5 day is getting canceled for this weekend. Guess the coast guard said that they can't leave the harbor until they get the boat fixed. If you have a trip scheduled on this boat I would go get your money and reserve another spot on another boat. What a joke. Just spent $350 on a passport, $700 on new heavy gear rods, grip tackle, packed everything I could and now this. I'm so pissed I can't even begin to tell you.

What a half assed operation this is.
 
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Tar Pit

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    I know 2 or 3 other posts looking for people this weekend.
     
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    Danny

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    Really? You have never had a break down before? Machines break sometimes. It's a fact of life.
    Heaven forbid your car ever breaks down on your way to work. Think your boss will think of you like that?

    I'm sure the boat owner and crew really just wanted to screw you out of fishing this weekend.
    They aren't in it to make money
    OMG!
    Get over it!
     
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    freegaff2

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    at the height of the season, as often as the boats run, I'm really impressed with how seldom this happens...tough for the OP, and if it happened to me, would be a pisser...but calling the operation half assed takes it a little far IMO, unless the problem has been ongoing and the boat has put it off. Then again, if so...somebody's trip was going to get cancelled to fix the problem. I'm sure more info will be forthcoming...popcorn?
     
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    cortezpirasea

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    Reminds me of a 3/4 day trip years ago where a guy complained about us catching wide open yellowfin tuna right off the stern...
     
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    freegaff2

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    one spot on the Sea Adventure 80 3 day...couple of other openings, but I would get on the phone now...
     
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    So I just got an email that the Chief's 2.5 day is getting canceled for this weekend. Guess the coast guard said that they can't leave the harbor until they get the boat fixed. If you have a trip scheduled on this boat I would go get your money and reserve another spot on another boat. What a joke. Just spent $350 on a passport, $700 on new heavy gear rods, grip tackle, packed everything I could and now this. I'm so pissed I can't even begin to tell you.

    What a half assed operation this is.


    Yup.....A joke! You will never need your passport again. Throw those new heavy rods and gear in the trash. Your packed. Get on another boat like your telling others to do.
     
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    mhanson59hb

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    Last September I was booked on the Ocean Odyssey for a 2.5 day. Drove down from HB to San Diego. The trip was supposed to leave at 7. About 9 pm the boat was still not back and word came in that the OO had problems with the RSW system and would not be going.

    The Constitution was still at the dock with 2 spots left for a 1.5 day, and I was one of the lucky ones to get on board. I got to go fishing and caught a bunch of yellow fin. A lot of people went home disappointed without fishing, because there were no other boats available. I just kept thinking what would have happened if I did not get on a boat. I had a few too many extra beers waiting for the OO, so I could not drive back. I would have had to sleep in the truck or get an expensive hotel room.

    At least you got advanced notice. Hopefully you can still get on another boat. Next weekend will be better than the holiday anyway.

    PS - I am booked on the OO for another 2.5 day 10/2. I know it was not their intention - I'm sure they lost a ton of $$ until it was fixed - and shit happens.
     
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    odnealtim

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    Really...this is just stupid we have all been there a time or two,there is alot of factors including engines,drives,pumps,fack refridgeration systems, and of coarse people...get over jump on another boat,shat look on bloody decks there are still trips out there dont let it ruin your weekend
     
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    plj46

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    Some of you guys are mean.The guy spent a bunch of money and planned to fish a certain schedule.I'd be pissed to.Its not that simple to just book elsewhere and keep your own schedule intact.Yes stuff breaks,on some boats it happens more often than usual.
     
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    Klamath17

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    Don't forget, it's an entire lost trip for the boat and crew too, right at the height of the season and just before a big holiday weekend.

    It's no fun when that happens, but it's inevitable at some point. Just be glad it is being fixed at the docks before it became a problem at sea.

    I'm sure there is an opening somewhere with enough persistence, especially for a cancelled trip. Good luck!
     
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    odnealtim

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    Not trying to be a dick here just saying....working around heavy equiptment,shit goes down at the most inopertune time..its a bummer but it does happen from time to time
     
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    odnealtim

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    At least u have options i have drove 300 miles only to have the charter master tell me he forgot to call me cuz of weather on a 2 day...still made rhe best if it at the beach
     
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    recurveman

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    Well the landing said the coast guard wouldn't let them leave because of an on going fuel issue. That's what we were told. Me and my buddy called seaforth, h&m and fishermans landing and they all said all of the multi day trips are booked this weekend for more than one guy. Keep in mind we are from AZ
     
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    la vida

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    So What kind a good shit are you selling??
    Your not going to use the new gear and I need a new fancy reel!!
     
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