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Old 05-27-2019, 07:53 AM
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Fellow member “Rocks and blues “ gave us a tow this morning after our boat would not start yesterday at local tavern. First time actually meeting in person.
The power of THT never ceases to amaze me. Thank you Billy. Great to meet you. Chris
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There are still some good people out there, thank you for reaffirming this
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That’s awesome

but stupid question- do you just happen to have 50-100’ of line in the boat ? I don’t ....
figure if I needed a tow , I would give them my anchor and go from there ?


edit - without calling BoatUS
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Originally Posted by myyellas2k View Post
That’s awesome

but stupid question- do you just happen to have 50-100’ of line in the boat ? I don’t ....
figure if I needed a tow , I would give them my anchor and go from there ?


edit - without calling BoatUS
Yes I do have rope for just that reason. I’ve been on both ends of the tow scene.

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Happy to help Chris. Hope its an easy fix. I have a picture the other way but i can not upload even off my PC this morning for some reason??

The NNK is so slow and huge in size, its nice to have a buddy system network down there.



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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
Happy to help Chris. Hope its an easy fix. I have a picture the other way but i can not upload even off my PC this morning for some reason??

The NNK is so slow and huge in size, its nice to have a buddy system network down there.
Amen to that. As stated before, if ya ever need a hand on land or water, call me. There’s no place I’d rather be than at the NNK.
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Another question... how did y'all figure out that you were both THT members?
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Are you crazy?! Don't you read THT? Towing a boat is insanely dangerous.
And you used a rope?! Like a regular rope?!
OMG. Don't you know that you need 6 bridles, a kevlar hawser, and clevises made of unobtanium to safely tow a boat?
I can't believe you are both still alive to tell the tale.
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Originally Posted by bottomfeeder28 View Post

There’s no place I’d rather be than at the NNK.
NO. The NNK sucks. And it's full. Completely full. Everyone should stay away. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Thank you.


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Originally Posted by superjag View Post
Are you crazy?! Don't you read THT? Towing a boat is insanely dangerous.
And you used a rope?! Like a regular rope?!
OMG. Don't you know that you need 6 bridles, a kevlar hawser, and clevises made of unobtanium to safely tow a boat?
I can't believe you are both still alive to tell the tale.
I got a call from my neighbor that loaned his boat to some friends and I put my boat in to go tow them. Picture made the rounds on FB and there were a few chastising me about towing from the rear cleat and using a rope. We did a whopping 2-3 knots back to the landing.
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Originally Posted by Strike1 View Post
Another question... how did y'all figure out that you were both THT members?
I have seen his posts over the years and knew pretty much where he was located. He must of given me his number a while back because I already had it. I was in a tough spot and he couldn’t have been any nicer. Sure glad to know him. Chris
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That is a frigging awesome story!! The only thing better than that would be to help out a THT member that gave you super grief here, only to find out they were biting the hand that is now "feeding" them.

Like Grandpa, says... you never know who ya gonna meet... or when you might need their help.

edit: I'll be in Cedar Key the latter part of July. Y'all watch out for me!
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I wonder if we could actually pull-off a whole thread about positive THT stories.... (probably not) lol


I'm still amazed that after 19 years of fighting fluxgate compass drunkenness, that some THT'er rattled off the NMEA0183 settings that fixed it instantly.
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Glad there are still good people around!
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Met a few good friends on here. Hell, a few coming to my wedding in the fall. (Sorry, Pete, you didn't make the cut )
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Question you don't have boat us or some other towing service? I would help out anyone in need but if you don't have boat us and it is nice out that is on you I'm not towing you for miles, would wait for the tow to come.
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Originally Posted by Saltydawg15 View Post
Question you don't have boat us or some other towing service? I would help out anyone in need but if you don't have boat us and it is nice out that is on you I'm not towing you for miles, would wait for the tow to come.
No I do not have a towing service. I usually stick close to the house. If an issue happens I call a neighbor, just as they do. However, this would have been a pretty long tow on this particular day as we went up river a ways so I didn’t go that route. I thought it would be better to get a tow to the closest marina. I think it was about a mile. Give or take. Yes, this was on me but found a good guy to help out. Had I needed to call boats US or seatow, I would have. Thanks for the comment🙄
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Originally Posted by myyellas2k View Post
That’s awesome

but stupid question- do you just happen to have 50-100’ of line in the boat ? I don’t ....
figure if I needed a tow , I would give them my anchor and go from there ?
One always needs to have an emergency tow line available at all times.

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Originally Posted by Re-Bait View Post
One always needs to have an emergency tow line available at all times.
200' of 1/2" is pretty cheap, is easy to stow, and worth a fortune if you need any part of it.

Years ago off Pensacola Beach, an aircraft carrier (USS Oriskany) was sunk to make a reef. Enough water that most everybody was dragging anchor while the event took place, but we had a guy in a larger boat tie our 200' onto his anchor line, we tied off to him, and everybody got a good viewing without drifting. Always carry a spare line.

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