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Old 01-08-2013, 03:53 AM
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:56 AM
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Stupid (and expensive) mistake.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:44 AM
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How did th mate purchase a license while they were 2 hours ot to sea ??
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:47 AM
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Ouch, the cap'n is responsible for adhering to the rules.
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For a second I thought another boat just had this happen to them.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:59 AM
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Originally Posted by LongIslandFisherman View Post
How did th mate purchase a license while they were 2 hours ot to sea ??
sat phone.
been there done that
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Not their first time out on the water nor was it their first tournament. Captain's fault for not checking. It would seem as this is not the first time this has happened, that they would be required to have a copy of their licenses on record or at the minimum have them registered before they leave the dock.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:17 AM
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That is the story from 2 1/2 yrs ago. look at the date on the news paper article.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by miktri View Post
That is the story from 2 1/2 yrs ago. look at the date on the news paper article.
This is old news, but it's just now in the courts. The owner of the boat in question needs to accept it...the rules were broken, plain and simple. He has too much money and zero common sense and integrity...
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:48 AM
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It's an old/new story. It's been in the courts almost from the moment the tournament committee made their ruling. The new part is that it's finally made it to the state Supreme Court because of a divided ruling of a lower court over a conflict of interest with a judge and the tournament lead attorney.

Bottom line, the boat owners have lost at every judicial level and have the deep pockets to push what appears to be a losing cause.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post

Bottom line, the boat owners have lost at every judicial level and have the deep pockets to push what appears to be a losing cause.
Saw this morning they are going to NC SC. You'd think their attorney could burn through the prize winnings at some point.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:57 AM
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What a SPORTSMAN- "I have a million dollar boat, so the rules don't apply to me."
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:09 AM
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its hard to believe they are pushing it this far, the committee ruled and that should be respected
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:19 AM
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I would have given the mate a life jacket and told him get out and swim
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If it was not a problem then why did the mate buy the license on the way back in to the dock....Sorry they got sloppy by not making sure everyone had a license and it is going to cost them...
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There are several threads here from when it happened with a lot of emotion on both sides. To me the damning information is that the committee apparently emphasized having to have licenses at the captain's meeting.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
There are several threads here from when it happened with a lot of emotion on both sides. To me the damning information is that the committee apparently emphasized having to have licenses at the captain's meeting.
Running tournaments is not always fun. Captains are required to attend captains meetings but many don't and miss crucial info. Obviously, a negative decision about a captain or crew is un-popular but as a committee, you do the best you can.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:02 PM
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These guys (the ones bringing the lawsuit) are a bunch of a-holes, and I hope all the other billfish tournaments have wised up and refused to let them enter. They broke the rules, period, and are not entitled to the prize money. The worst part here is that the two boats who finished behind them were only paid out 2nd and 3rd place money because of this lawsuit, so they have gone over two years without receiving they money they deserved.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:23 PM
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The case has been tried in every level of court and is now at the NC State Supreme Court, I have no idea why they think they will win now...what a waste of time and money. I would hate to see what the counter suit for the legal fees will be.....
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"The high court should send the case back for a jury to decide, Jackson said, not let stand a lower-court ruling that he said doesn't pass the smell test."

well yea, ...........gotta be really ripe 2 years later.....

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