Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida
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Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!
I know, long winded, my apologies, but the Devil here is in the details. So, I know some guys here that do commercial recoveries and I begged, rented, or borrowed enough equipment to handle about any condition I thought Miss Liberty could conceivably be in up to and including refloat from as deep as 30 or so feet, rented a good deck boat as a work platform, and went to go get a good meal for me and a few buddies who agreed to be unskilled labor for food on that lovely albeit chilly Friday afternoon... And got arrested at the Hess station hanging out waiting for them to show up for 'Felony Derelict/Abandoned Vessel', with all that equipment, much of it RENTED, remember, with a NO BOND hold,because Pasco County considered the undelivered notice a 'failure to appear'! I tryed all weekend to contact someone to no avail, and on Monday I went before a judge who then refused to release me on my own recognizance, and since all anyone knew was that I had borrowed a bunch of expensive equipment and then vanished, because since I had been transferred directly to Pasco, it took 13 DAYS to arrange a friend to find me and come 27 miles away and put up property and 100 dollars to pay a$500 dollar bail! The rental companies I got some of the equipment from were ticked, and blackballed me from further rentals because I didn't have money to pay the added fees. ...more in a bit...