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Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. #13440686 02/15/20 06:24 PM
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I was at work and at a customers home. I noticed a boat in the driveway and a kayak on the side of their house. While talking to my customer I asked if her and her husband fished much. She said her husband used to fish a lot but has been so busy that he hasn't taken the boat out in 2 years. Then she asked me if I fished. I said, every time I get the opportunity to go I am on the water. I then told her how I gave my little Bass Buster to my son-in-law for Christmas. Him and his son have way more free time than I do and they always just fish from the bank so I gave ot to them both. She then asks what do I fish out of since I gave my little boat away. I replied, I'm looking for a good deal on another boat and something a little bigger so I could take more than one of my children at a time. She then says, well it's kinda crazy because my husband and I just talked last night about getting rid of his boat. So she tells me a little about it and I asked how much they wanted for it. She said, Jimmye if you want it you can have it for FREE. I thought she was joking at first and she wasn't. Then I figured they didn't have the title's, but they did. I told her I would feel guilty taking a boat for free and asked if I could at least pay them something. Her respinse was we just want it to go to someone that will use it and get as much enjoyment out of it as my husband and son did. I agreedvto pick it up yesterday and kept thinking she would call or text saying they changed their mind but she never did. I licked it up yesterday, transferred it all into my name and got the trailer done also. I am still in disbelief even though it's in my shop right now. There are still some very nice people in this world. I pucked up a $100 gift card to 6 different restaurants and a big heart shaped box of chocolates. She didn't want either of them. I told her I would not take the boat unless she took these 2 little things. She reluctantly took them and she swore that they just wanted someone to have the boat and use it. I think I gave her more hugs than I probably should have but I was extremely happy. I've never had anyone give me anything other than a hard time. Just wanted to share my story with my TFF family.

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Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13440710 02/15/20 06:57 PM
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Sounds like it was important to them that you use it. Send pics frequently of you and the kids out on the boat. That will be better than anything you could pay.

Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13440726 02/15/20 07:22 PM
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Awesome deal. Congrats!


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Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13440798 02/15/20 09:24 PM
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Congratulations. A very generous gift for sure. A little crappie slime will make her shine once again. thumb


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Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13440807 02/15/20 09:45 PM
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Congratulations on a nice boat. I bet they would enjoy some fresh fillets every once in a while more then anything else.

Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13440819 02/15/20 10:08 PM
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Great story of paying it forward!


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Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13440825 02/15/20 10:18 PM
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grats!! thats a great story! I love stories like this.

Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13440834 02/15/20 10:31 PM
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Go ahead & get ya some lottery tickets too, looks like your luck's running pretty good! Nice score for you & bless the givers! Congrats.

Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13440905 02/15/20 11:58 PM
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Sweet!!

Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: donothin] #13440991 02/16/20 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by donothin
Sounds like it was important to them that you use it. Send pics frequently of you and the kids out on the boat. That will be better than anything you could pay.






Totally Agree! Also great post and congratulations on getting a nice boat! cheers




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Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13441003 02/16/20 01:50 AM
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PS: If you are looking for the batteries they are located under the seats.

Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13441012 02/16/20 01:56 AM
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Awesome story

Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13441027 02/16/20 02:07 AM
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Thanks everyone. I've been cleaning it up and got her running. Runs like a top too. The batteries are actually in the rear compartment. 24 volt foot controlled TM, Little Lowrance 5 DSI, 2 brand new tires they put on less than a year ago and one of the 3 batteries are new.

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Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13441127 02/16/20 04:48 AM
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Man that is awesome!!! You have some good luck with that!! Hope she brings you plenty of fishing fun!


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Re: Crazy thing that happened to me 2 days ago. [Re: Captain Cook] #13441158 02/16/20 10:01 AM
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Awesome post!


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