DUH!! They need a permit? MAL leased the boat to Phillips on January 27, 2009. The boat arrived in Chattanooga on February 10 ?. Now more than 60 days later the need for a COE/TVA permit, come on and get real. Maybe the boat is not in as good of hands as thought. If you operate in the river business the permit process is a no brainer. Maybe we should all look back to Capt. Joe Baers thread on January 31, 2009 as to an in depth look at the many permits required. That grand opening looks pretty far off.