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Rayburn boat towing? #9815128 03/11/14 08:56 PM
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So I broke down on Rayburn this weekend, slipped a hub and didn't have a spare. I was stranded for about 4 hours before someone finally helped. It was pretty cold, Im glad I didn't have my kids with me. Does anyone know of a towing service or emergency # I could program into my phone for future piece of mind?

Re: Rayburn boat towing? [Re: axeslinger] #9815361 03/11/14 10:33 PM
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Re: Rayburn boat towing? [Re: axeslinger] #9815401 03/11/14 10:45 PM
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I would call a game warden. They're pretty helpful. Nice folks.




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why not just get an aluminum spare prop, still cheaper than a tow by far.


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Re: Rayburn boat towing? [Re: axeslinger] #9815825 03/12/14 01:07 AM
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Call 911. Often they can get in touch with a local Fire Rescue or Warden that can come out and help.


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Re: Rayburn boat towing? [Re: axeslinger] #9816749 03/12/14 05:17 AM
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Don't know if Boat US has contact around Rayburn, but could be an option to look into


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Re: Rayburn boat towing? [Re: axeslinger] #9816826 03/12/14 09:38 AM
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Rayburn still has a lot of area with no cell service.

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Re: Rayburn boat towing? [Re: axeslinger] #9818866 03/12/14 09:27 PM
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The game warden won't be much help except maybe giving you a name or phone number. Had friends break down on Lake Whitney last year and the game warden pulled up checked safety equipment while they explained their motor wouldn't start. The game warden gave them a name of a marina and went on checking other boats in the area.

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The game warden would not give them a tow? Isn't it unlawful to leave a stranded boater?


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Re: Rayburn boat towing? [Re: bush hog] #9819829 03/13/14 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted By: bush hog
The game warden would not give them a tow? Isn't it unlawful to leave a stranded boater?


Might be a liability issue, I've heard of people suing over damage to their boat when they were getting towed.

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No. They flat out refused a tow or any assistance beyond the name and number of a marina to call for help.I thought it was unlawful to leave them as well.

Re: Rayburn boat towing? [Re: axeslinger] #9821793 03/13/14 09:55 PM
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Game warden, sheriff, coast guard, etc. will normally not provide a free tow unless there is an imminent threat to life or major damage. This is because it is not fair to use tax supported assets to compete with commercial enterprise (towing services). If they provided free tows people would call them rather than hire a towing service, in effect using tax money to compete with a private business.

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