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#11233661 - 11/19/15 04:46 PM Emergency Signal
Bryan O' Offline
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Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 140
Loc: Cypress Texas
Well, it finally happened this past weekend. My motor spit the bit on Rayburn, and I was a long way from the trailer. Split fuel line dumping fuel everywhere. Headed out on the trolling motor, but sure wasn't going to make it the distance. I keep an orange construction flag in my storage like the guys at the road construction sites. I took it off the stick, and put snaps on the corners so I could snap it to the eyes of my flippin' stick. It worked like magic. I was mid-way out of Veach and the first boat that passed by gave us a tow to Caney. Said they would have never noticed us if not for the flag. The flags are $4.95 at Home Depot, and worth every penny. Glad I had it. Get one, and hope you never need to use it.

I'd also like to send out a special thanks for 2 fine groups of people. To the family of hunters that towed us from Veach to Caney, and to the guy and his son that gave me a ride around from Caney to my truck at Castle Boykins. Fine people all. Neither would take my money. I offered both groups $100.00, and they absolutely refused. I've done it before, and I'll do it again - help folks on the water - some day it will be your turn.
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#11233675 - 11/19/15 04:57 PM Re: Emergency Signal [Re: Bryan O']
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 12230
Loc: Justin, TX.
Always great to hear good reports like this. Thanks for sharing.
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#11233791 - 11/19/15 06:35 PM Re: Emergency Signal [Re: Bryan O']
SIR-FISH-LOT Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/21/12
Posts: 464
Loc: MESQUITE,TX
Been down that road on both side. Did that and done that. wouldn't hesitate to do it again for somebody, on the Lake or side of the road with a boat. God knows I been bail out before.
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#11233899 - 11/19/15 07:37 PM Re: Emergency Signal [Re: Bryan O']
Bobby Milam Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 1989
Loc: Arlington
I broke down yesterday and from a distance even with the cowling of the motor people can't see you need help. Was going to be a long ride back on the trolling motor. Your suggestion sounds like a good plan

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#11233946 - 11/19/15 08:02 PM Re: Emergency Signal [Re: Bryan O']
Paul Jeffcoat Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 1626
Loc: Azle, Texas, USA
Thanks for sharing Bryan O. Not a bad idea. I've got some orange flags, think I'll do some modification so I can do the same if it happens to me... AGAIN! Been there and done that, fortunately others were around to give me a tow. I've helped other too and I think it is our responsibility to take care of someone in distress and never take money... just paying it forward!

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#11235336 - 11/20/15 05:52 PM Re: Emergency Signal [Re: Bryan O']
Moved to Sandlin Offline
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Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 399
Loc: Dallas
In the last few years I have pulled two at Hubbard.One sail boat stuck on a sand bar. Then the unthinkable.. My boat won't start... 2011 optimax. Im working on it and a guy ask me if I needed a tow ! Pay it forward you never know
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