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Broke down yesterday

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!
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  • Feet1stShoesFeet1stShoes Posts: 171 Deckhand
    And your situation is why it's so important for boaters to monitor channel 16. I hear people say all the time they don't turn on the radio because of all the chatter. Glad you had some good Samaritans standing by to offer assistance if needed!
  • cftsmokecftsmoke JacksonvillePosts: 319 Deckhand
    And your situation is why it's so important for boaters to monitor channel 16. I hear people say all the time they don't turn on the radio because of all the chatter. Glad you had some good Samaritans standing by to offer assistance if needed!

    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.
    2005 Everglades 290 Pilot.  Twin 250 Verados.
  • shallowvshallowv Posts: 463 Deckhand
    I was stuck at drydock a couple summers ago with a fuel issue.  The guy next to me said he would let relay my situation for help after he fished for a few more hours.  What a pal.  
  • seapro15seapro15 Posts: 207 Deckhand
    I had the same type of issue. As I pulled up to BR there were two shirtless hairy old men on a twin engine sportsman.  I asked if they possibly had a spare prop and the guy said  "sorry, cant help you". He immediately turned around and left. 
    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.  
  • FloridaODFloridaOD Posts: 3,883 Captain
    Good Review.
    Hunters are present yet relatively uncommon in Florida :wink
  • livebait1livebait1 west JaxPosts: 116 Deckhand
    True story-years ago fishing a 23'Wellcraft with a 225 Sea-Drive OMC. Puked about 35 miles offshore-electrical issue. Called on 16 and finally got the Navy who were conducting exercises that week-end. Offered to relay  and then asked if they could give assistance. Came to us with a big inflatable with .50 cal on front. Two guys said it was broke and then asked us if we wanted a tow-DUH? Pulled us to USS O'Bannon and secured to side. Away we go. Met the Captain,tour of the ship, etc. Told us as they were on exercises he couldn't go all the way in but the Coast Guard was meeting us-they come aside, down the Jacob"s ladder we go. They hook to the boat(while both making 15 knots) and away we go . Towed us to Sister's Creek-the old ramp-tied us up and said have a nice day. Probably the best fishing trip to go astray I have ever had in my 72 years.
  • Snatch-UmSnatch-Um Posts: 1,425 Officer
    That's a cool story!
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