Well, because of the kindness and generosity of Mr. John "Cuz" Allen, I was able to fish in my first major event this past weekend up in Louisiana. I was able to meet several fellow BOCers and see boats of every make and model imaginable. John's Big Daddy Sea Ark is just like the one I've been looking at and 2 days on his boat answered every I could think of...and then some. John is one of the nicest guys I've ever met. I can't thank him enough for taking me under his wing and showing me the ropes! As if I wasn't hooked before...now I'm really hooked. The fishing was tough on Sunday. John caught both the fish and I got skunked. I can't wait to get back on the water and try some of the things I learned.