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#12485195 - 10/30/17 09:45 PM Helping others
Joel McBride Offline
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Registered: 09/17/04
Posts: 944
Loc: Corinth
Took 2 of my daughters and my new son in law looking for hybrids on the Lew about 6 miles from the ramp the engine decides its gonna quit. We used the trolling motor back across the main lake....south end and windy. We waved down Lonnie in the blue and white cobalt and he towed us the rest of the way. The new son in law used the net to wave him over. Good guy helping others.

He would not accept any money.

Edited by Joel McBride (10/31/17 12:53 PM)

#12485339 - 10/31/17 04:59 AM Re: Helping others [Re: Joel McBride]
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 18941
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
WTG, Lonnie! You helped a great guy that I know would stop and help anyone else. Glad you made it back, Joel.

#12485397 - 10/31/17 07:27 AM Re: Helping others [Re: Joel McBride]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 9639
Loc: Garland, TX
That whole do unto others thing really works. Well done Lonnie! Great story Joel

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#12485400 - 10/31/17 07:30 AM Re: Helping others [Re: Joel McBride]
Banker Fisherman Offline

Registered: 10/11/16
Posts: 324
Loc: Sherman, TX
That's the one thing that I see as a constant in the fishing community...yea you will have the occasional "not-so-nice" person, but a majority of anglers are right there at attention to help one another.

#12486602 - 10/31/17 07:58 PM Re: Helping others [Re: Joel McBride]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 5286
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
If you have a boat, you will need help. It's not a matter of if, but when. I have been the "puller" and the "pullee". I have never been able to pay anyone for helping me and I don't want someone else's money.

Pay it forward.
Be safe,

2001 Triton Tx-21/225 Mercury EFI

#12487842 - 11/01/17 01:05 PM Re: Helping others [Re: Joel McBride]
laserfish Offline

Registered: 03/15/14
Posts: 26
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I have been on both ends of the string! That is why I never pass someone up who needs the help. Not like you can walk back to the marina!

#12487889 - 11/01/17 01:32 PM Re: Helping others [Re: Joel McBride]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9744
Loc: back in the day
It's good to know people still care and want to help.

FYI, towing from that cleat like that is a good way to capsize a boat. Always use the bow eye if possible.


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