While each boat owner should be as fully committed as Cofer, it’s also necessary to know success will not happen instantly — unless you’re just lucky. Time on the water plays an important role in cultivating a team that consistently places tournament after tournament, but it’s the almighty dollar that drives the clock. To simply own a boat is like throwing good money after bad. Add the expense of funding a traveling tournament team — a minimum of three full-time crew members, bait, fuel, dockage, entry fees, calcuttas, beer, rum — and your head quickly starts to spin. Unfortunately for the team owners, their share of this commitment is twofold: They are not only responsible for holding up their share of the bargain, but they also must support the team financially — without it, the entire concept implodes.