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" I was right on the edge of throwing this guy into the receiver, closing the lid and leaving but I wasn't sure that would leave a good impression with my group. "

You should have.. What an A$$hole!! You definitely have patience Jason, as I would have accidentally pushed him off the barge.. can be very slippery you know ;)

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Seems like he may be the usuall drunk that hangs out at places like burger joints and bait & tackle shops around the water front either a homeless soul or a social outcast. Maybe he is someone with an axe to grind about ACBs whatever that is. I'm not into factory built boats that aren't made for saltwater so I HAVEN'T a clue but it sounds from what you have said that maybe he knows alot more about your boat than you do and you will be smart to listen and do some research into the problems he mentioned before thinking he's a kook. Sounds like he's a kook LOL but trying to help some in his own "retarded" way ect. Get rid of that boat, buy a real boat and this will never happen again. If it does you will know.
 

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>I'm not into factory built boats that aren't made for
>saltwater so I HAVEN'T a clue but it sounds from what you have
>said that maybe he knows alot more about your boat than you do
>and you will be smart to listen and do some research into the
>problems he mentioned before thinking he's a kook. Sounds like
>he's a kook LOL but trying to help some in his own "retarded"
>way ect. Get rid of that boat, buy a real boat and this will
>never happen again.

Huh????? you must be related?
 

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"I'm not into factory built boats that aren't made for saltwater so I HAVEN'T a clue but it sounds from what you have said that maybe he knows alot more about your boat than you do and you will be smart to listen and do some research into the problems he mentioned before thinking he's a kook. Sounds like he's a kook LOL but trying to help some in his own "retarded" way ect. Get rid of that boat, buy a real boat and this will never happen again. If it does you will know."

He DID research.
This kind of stuff is getting mighty old...

Dave
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Yep, sounds like the new people that bought Dave fuel dock. Don't worry, the guy you are talking about is pissing alot of people off lately and lacks any or all social skills, and yes, he has a big mouth.

I have not heard of any ACB ever sinking,

Do what I do, tell him to shut the F up and have a talk with the owners. I used to go to Ventura all the time and put up with the steep ramp, bird s h i t, docks with pillars on the outside of the dock just to go bait and fuel at Dave's fuel dock, not anymore.
 

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Jason,
His name is Mark, and as Badger mentioned he is just one of the employees there. The owners, Kurt and Sue, are very nice and you should let them know of your experience. The ACB bad rap thing is because a friend of Mark's has an ACB that almost sank recently here at the Channel Islands. Good Luck. Ed T.
 

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Guys a moron for sure.You'd have to put a big hole in every chamber to sink one of those.You bought it ,you should know he's full of it.
 

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That's not the point, I know he's full of it, but my party didn't know that. He made the assumption that I spent thousands on a boat I knew nothing about.

Ed T, thanks for the info, I'd like to talk to that dumb a$$ without my fishing party around.
 

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It's over bro, move on. I would have handled it right there. After the guy was knoncked the @$#$ out, I would have looked at my crew and said, "Now let's go fight some fish." Other then losing alittle face with your crew, no harm done IMO. I pray that dude runs his trap when I pull up. Handle your business next time.
 

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I took some clients out on an overnighter fishing and diving last week. At the last minute I decided I'd stop by the Ventura bait dock for some sardines and frozen squid. As I was pulling up to the dock the bait attendant ran out from the store and yelled "what did you pay for that vessel assist whore"?! I thought: this guy is either giving me a hard time or has a lot of nerve to say this in front of my customers who are about to spend the next 24 hours on my boat. He continued about how he see's ACBs being towed into the harbor on a regular basis and to be very cautious about swamping and sinking. "Hope you have good insurance!" "Better ask for an extended warranty." "ACB doesn't know how to build a solid boat anymore." For about 5 minutes he tore me and the boat up in front of my group with them looking at me very confused about the situation, how embarassing! I was in such shock that it took me a minute to realize that he wasn't just kidding and I was right on the edge of throwing this guy into the receiver, closing the lid and leaving but I wasn't sure that would leave a good impression with my group.

I don't make a living at this yet but I'd like to someday and this is a serious setback considering I rely on word of mouth to meet new clients. I left thinking he must have a genuine hate for ACB? Does anyone know the workers at the Ventura receiver, this guy has dark hair, a mustache and seems to lack class and common decency, he may even be "boat challenged". In the future I'd like to purchase bait in Ventura without worrying about who's working that night.
 

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RE: Perspective

>Hey "Perspective" Why are you such a dick?
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>P

Yeah, what he said!
If you have an opinion as to why he should sell it and buy another, back it up with some reasons!
 

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RE: Perspective

Jason,

I'm truly sorry for the way Mark treated you infront of your friends.

Honestly, I am getting sick and tired of how people around here can't keep their mouths shut and their business to themselves. Mark knew my boat didn't sink, and he also knew that it wasn't going to.

I am very shocked to read what you wrote.

If it is any consoulation, my business will not be running out of there anymore. For them do have an employee who downtalks my boat, is downtalking my operation. I put plenty of hard earned money this season into their pockets, and this is just another indirect stab in the back out of the blue for me. This is intolerable behavior.

Prevailer is a perfect example of how bouyant ACB's are. When my pumps died while I was sleeping, over a 6 hour period, she took on an estimated 4500 gallons of sea water. and the only reasons this occured was because 1, a ziplock bag clogged the scupper, not allowing enough drainage off the deck, and 2, the battery that powered my bilge pump failed. My deck design was also off the old Jig form, which put the deck lower to the water. This was the first prototype extreme with deisel power. ACB knew from sea trials with my boat, that some improvements would be made for the next ones down the line, like yours.

It truly amazes me how certain people here like to twist it into their own words, to either directly try and make me and my operation look bad, or get some kind of thrill out of bashing me. I'm DAMN sick and tired of this.

If Mark knew 1/4th of what he thinks he does, he would have said, "Gee, another guy I know who has a boat like that somehow flooded his recently and that sucker wouldn't go down!"

I know Kurt and Sue, and I don't think they will be too happy to know about this.

I am so amazed at how people love to kick me while I'm down.

Also, let me send a warning to a certain person who posted in this thread, and you know who you are..The next time you squid someone's truck, and cut the brakeline on their trailer, make sure nobody sees you do it. Why don't you just leave me and my business alone pal, I have never done a single thing to you...


Man, I can't wait to get the hell outta here. AK here I come.



Capt.Flattymatty
"PREVAILER"

"to fish or not to fish..now that's a dumb question!"
 

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RE: Perspective

> Also, let me send a warning to a certain person who posted in
>this thread, and you know who you are..The next time you squid
>someone's truck, and cut the brakeline on their trailer, make
>sure nobody sees you do it. Why don't you just leave me and my
>business alone pal, I have never done a single thing to
>you...
>Man, I can't wait to get the hell outta here. AK here I come.


>Capt.Flattymatty
> "PREVAILER"


I don't know you...but I hate hearing about the chit happening to you or anyone else like you stated. I hear you about going to AK. I've been fishing in the Kenai peninsula and it's great. I hope to save and buy a summer place their sometime in the near future. Please let us know if you go to AK and where you are going. I would like to hook up and wet a line. Take care and Merry Christmas.
 

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Matt,

Please don't leave without letting us know. There are many here who call you friend and mean it. Hate to see you go but understand the need to provide for your family and a new adventure calls.

Hope you can make the first CIA meeting of the Year on January 19th.
 
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