I had big plans to load the boat with fish yesterday, but 40 miles out I spun a hub. I was able to make 6 knots heading in until I got to BR and then I could only do 3 knots. I radioed seatow on ch16 and the coast guard relayed the info to them.
I wanted to say thanks to the boat that came to offer assistance and make sure we were alright. I'm sorry I didn't get your name.
Also thanks to the boat "magic carpet ". They kept in contact over the radio until seatow arrived.
It definitely makes me feel a lot better knowing there are people on the water like you guys.
Thanks again and happy Memorial day!
Second that. Bad things can happen to all of us out there and when it goes wrong - it can go in a hurry. Monitor 16 and help out if you can. I'm always impressed with the support and communication among everyone out on the ledge, then equally surprised when it is the exact opposite at the 20-40M range.
I was not in any danger, but I dang sure wouldn't leave anyone stranded offshore. It all turned out fine. I just hope my experience will help someone think twice about what safety equipment and what extras they can bring with them. The ocean can turn ugly in an instant so do all you can to be prepared.