Five Star will be under new ownership?

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hucklongfin

Deep release specialist
Jul 3, 2003
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Mission Viejo
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MarkT
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Blazer Bay 1860
I usually use 5 Star but used Sportsman's my last time and they did a great job. The chartermaster recommended them and they were $.20 cheaper and I had 500# of Wahoo.
 
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bluewaterbum

I Should Upgrade My Account
Jul 16, 2012
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Riverside, Ca
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Kim
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none
I don't understand your meaning. Not the "I don't use them" part, that's pretty clear.

But "it sucks for a lot of fishermen on the LR boats" doesn't hold up. I mean, how can you say that, not knowing who the new owners might be and what experience they have? I know Sarah, and don't believe for a minute that she would turn her business over to anybody that she didn't know very well and that won't give 110% effort to uphold the level of service we've come to expect.

The way I read one post the company is shutting down on the 16th, therefore, if it was just an ownership change they wouldn't be shutting down. Now in could be wrong in my thinking, I just haven't read the two pages of replys.
 
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Abaco

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Aug 5, 2009
848
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Sacramento
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Dave
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The Organ
Yep, we'll miss seeing Sarah and the kids, too. It's been great watching them grow and mature. Eldest daughter Tanner in college in San Diego, Charlie up at Cal Poly SLO and doing great (Dean's List) and the youngest of the three, Molly, who inherited the left handed gene from her mom.

But, be happy for Sarah who started the business along with her husband and made it grow into what it is today. And congratulations on having something to sell and pass on to the new owners. I believe they will strive to continue the good work.
Yep, they're good people. I'm a Cal Poly alum so I was happy to see the boy go be a Mustang. Tanner's a good kid. I remember the first day I met Sarah and I was impressed with how hard she was working.

Sad if this news is true.
 
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invictus

AVD
May 26, 2006
4,416
2,003
Orange County
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Jason
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Tiara 2000 Cuddy
Yep, we'll miss seeing Sarah and the kids, too. It's been great watching them grow and mature. Eldest daughter Tanner in college in San Diego, Charlie up at Cal Poly SLO and doing great (Dean's List) and the youngest of the three, Molly, who inherited the left handed gene from her mom.

But, be happy for Sarah who started the business along with her husband and made it grow into what it is today. And congratulations on having something to sell and pass on to the new owners. I believe they will strive to continue the good work.

Dang, I remember them coming to do pick ups at the dock with those kids in strollers!!!


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Workplacesafety

Reducing workplace injuries and illnesses
Feb 20, 2010
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Long Beach Ca.
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Jeff Bruner
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14ft Valco, San Diego Long Range Boats
I usually use 5 Star but used Sportsman's my last time and they did a great job. The chartermaster recommended them and they were $.20 cheaper and I had 500# of Wahoo.

That's $100.00 any way you look at it. Had a problem with Sportsman's years ago. When I showed up within their business pick up hours, Mario told me he didn't have anyone to get into the freezer. I told him he better find one. He did. I switched to 5-Star and never looked back. Now that's Sarah and crew are going, I might give that another try, thanks, Mark.
 
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Steve K

Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
Jan 2, 2005
11,504
7,191
Bishop
Name
Steve
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18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
The way I read one post the company is shutting down on the 16th, therefore, if it was just an ownership change they wouldn't be shutting down. Now in could be wrong in my thinking, I just haven't read the two pages of replys.

I guess we'll see. I'm willing to wait and see what happens. Stay positive, hope the new guys do well.
 
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Montaukmaniac

Thats my son, not me.
Feb 8, 2011
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788
Westchester NY
Name
Steve
Boat
miss ion/fish on, "Wish on"
sad day to hear this...

Why?

ashes & sack cloth...

Only used them for 7 yrs...

can't praise the quality & service enough.

(who replaces the finest???)

Wish 'em luck in all their endeavors.
 
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Montaukmaniac

Thats my son, not me.
Feb 8, 2011
865
788
Westchester NY
Name
Steve
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miss ion/fish on, "Wish on"
sad day to hear this...

Why?

ashes & sack cloth...

Only used them for 7 yrs...

can't praise the quality & service enough.

(who replaces the finest???)

Wish 'em luck in all their endeavors.
 
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alan760

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Dec 7, 2003
518
362
Encinitas, CA
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Alan
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American Angler
Yep, we'll miss seeing Sarah and the kids, too. It's been great watching them grow and mature. Eldest daughter Tanner in college in San Diego, Charlie up at Cal Poly SLO and doing great (Dean's List) and the youngest of the three, Molly, who inherited the left handed gene from her mom.

But, be happy for Sarah who started the business along with her husband and made it grow into what it is today. And congratulations on having something to sell and pass on to the new owners. I believe they will strive to continue the good work.
Yep, we'll miss seeing Sarah and the kids, too. It's been great watching them grow and mature. Eldest daughter Tanner in college in San Diego, Charlie up at Cal Poly SLO and doing great (Dean's List) and the youngest of the three, Molly, who inherited the left handed gene from her mom.

But, be happy for Sarah who started the business along with her husband and made it grow into what it is today. And congratulations on having something to sell and pass on to the new owners. I believe they will strive to continue the good work.
I was always impressed with how her kids pitched in and helped out at the docks without a single complaint early in the morning when the boats roll in. Great to see a good work ethic instilled in the family. Hope the new owners will live up to the good service I took for granted.
 
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wahoodad

Yaddah X3
Apr 27, 2003
5,214
3,265
US/Mexico
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Choate
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Islander
Sarah, family and crew will be missed , that's for certain .
Let's just see what comes at the announcement .
I am sure things will be fine, and my guess is I will remain a 5 Star customer .
 
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albacore11

Member Intrepid 200# Club
May 19, 2006
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1,087
Crowley Lake, CA
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Christopher
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Gone but not forgotten
Frustrated upon hearing this news, make no mistake about it. I wish nothing but the best for Sarah, the family and the existing 5 Star crew.

What is frustrating is that some of the posts "hint" that they know exactly what is going on, and what is going to be included in the announcement.

So my question is.......just when is this announcement going to be released/announced.
 
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pgangler

12Wt
Jul 25, 2012
464
470
Pacific Grove, Calif
Name
Ron
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Was Cabo35, now GW Gulfstream
I'm sure Sarah's monitoring this so - Thank You, Sarah!! Your mgmt and team have been great!

But the big question is: Can we still get 5-Star T-shirts?!?
 
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Anglewood

Up to no good...
Feb 16, 2012
1,249
1,080
Culver City, CA
Name
Connor
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Intrepid, New Del Mar
I've been a 5 Star customer since I started in the long range game. They have always had the best service and treated me like family. I hope that the new ownership will continue the tradition.

-Connor
 
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wahoodad

Yaddah X3
Apr 27, 2003
5,214
3,265
US/Mexico
Name
Choate
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Islander
Frustrated upon hearing this news, make no mistake about it. I wish nothing but the best for Sarah, the family and the existing 5 Star crew.

What is frustrating is that some of the posts "hint" that they know exactly what is going on, and what is going to be included in the announcement.

So my question is.......just when is this announcement going to be released/announced.

Thing is, we don't know, and don't get to know until the announcement . I have enough respect for Sarah to nothe call her and ask her. when it needs to be my business , then I'll know
Tons of rumors flying around, what, did you guys look around mom and dad's hiding places so you could find out early what you are getting for Christmas ?
Take a chill pill, relax. I'm sure it will be fine.
 
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rodblder

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Feb 19, 2004
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San Diego
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Jim
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none at this time
I'm sure Sarah's monitoring this so - Thank You, Sarah!! Your mgmt and team have been great!

But the big question is: Can we still get 5-Star T-shirts?!?

I just came from their shop, she's still at the dock unloading fish from the Rooster and other boats but Ro said there is an order in for more tshirts which should arrive shortly......patience folks.............
 
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Pangamaster

Cow Town Here I come!
Jul 1, 2008
1,959
1,167
San Ramon, CA
Name
Dave
Boat
SD Long Range or Bay Area Day Boats.
I just heard from Sarah.... No information on what's really going on....however we have a bunch of hardcore Fivestar folks on the Indy 10 day that returns 12/20 and she has graciously agreed to finish up with our group. Thanks Sarah! Diehard customer service till the end!
 
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