Bfun ,I agree that there are two sides to every story but I'm not so sure that hearing the other side in this case would make a difference. I also think that the author of this thread is a straight up sort that will print an apoligy if he is wrong . He did state that there were many things that he accomplished on this very boat and there were two great crew members. So the RS didn't really take that bad of a thrashing YET .
I tell things like they are. No bullshit. No p.c. I left home at 17 and refused to take shit from anyone since then and don't. I am in the same service industry as the boys on the boats, I just kill furry animals and not fish.
I would not experience 380-576 percent growth in my business, every year for the last 5 years if I treated folks the same way. I pay thousands and thousands of dollars, every 2 years for a great time.
When Tim and Randy are on the boat, the crew is great. The moral was.....when the 2 Owners are off the boat, the crew, all except Joey and Brian, are way off the Mark.
I had some very serious fishing dreams become a reality on their vessel, for that, I will always be greatful. But, 2 out of 3 trips, to have the crew be in that way?? Thanks but no. The RRIII and the Intrepid, will be much more appreciative of my money. I don't hang out in bars, nor do I drink...Therefore I EXPECT the Capt. to maintain the vessel with some sense of decorum. This Man was getting skid row drunk almost daily. Nothing said or done to stop it. I would reather move to the Charkbait charters.
fellas fellas chill please, there are many different kinds of boats out there, some good and some bad. as for the bad i do not complain much but im pretty sure if i was to ride the boat again it might have some changes, its always good to boat hop and sea for your self what looks good to you.
WOW! All I mentioned is maybe take a little time before the rant. The rant may well be deserved . . . I don't know, I wasn't there. I'll say this . . . it sure didn't take much to get the anger going and the blood pressure up.
I never mentioned anything about you not telling things as you see them, taking stuff from anyone, B.S., or P.C. I never brought up when or why you left home because none of these things matter to this story. Your credibility was never questioned. I will say congratulations on the outstanding growth of your business. I wish I owned stock like that.
I'm in a service industry also, about thirty five years now. I've done more than my share of investigating complaints. It's what I do. One thing I've learned is that there are always at least two sides to every story. There may have been internal discilpine that you are not aware of. There may also have been other statements that don't corroborate your story.
If you don't like the boat, go on another. If you had a bad experience, move on.
I have only been on the Polaris Supreme for a long-range trip (many, many, many single-day charters). The boat, the crew, the passengers, the fishing, the food, the experience, all went far above and beyond my wildest imagination. I learned so much about fishing and life. I still correspond with four of the guys I met regularly via e-mail and/or phone (and Susan, the administrator, of course), one of them is taking the next trip with me (same boat). Four of us are talking about a 16-day trip. On the other hand, two guys whom I like and respect disliked aspects of the trip (one was upset about the fishing, one thought the deck hands could have done more). I am not easy to please, but I have no comparison except what I have read about, watched on video, or dreamed. On the Polaris Supreme, my dreams were second-class compared to the actual event. I truly hope that your next trip is as satisfying to you--to us all.