There are still great people in this world!

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« on: October 07, 2014, 09:55:50 AM »
We stayed at the AVI for the weekend and for the last run of the day decide to run down river past Fort Mojave (not to familiar with the river). On the way back up river to the Avi we hit a rock bar pretty dam hard and sucked rocks into the jet stalling the motor :banghead: Now I'm thinking this is all bad, sun is going down were stranded and floating back down river into more rocks pretty scary :-[ , lucky my buddy and I were able to tie ropes to the boat and swim the boat to a super nice house with a buoy on its beach after a struggle we got the boat tied and secured.

Time to make some calls to figure how to get the boat back to the trailer. Called to hotel, they transfers me to sea tow. I'm not a member its been 3 years since my boat has seen water. $275 an hour out of Needles and if the water is to low forget it.  :banghead:

I get my wallet and shirt and shoes and get on the beach and start to walk up the driveway and low and behold there is a boat launch right next to the beach  ;D. Ok, now all I need is a way to get to the hotel and get the trailer over here no address on houses and no one home?????? OK, walk down the road a little more a truck is coming my way, I flag it down a local older gentleman (Mike) pulls up, I explain the situation.  I need a taxi or a ride back to the Avi he says he can do me that favor. ;D. By this time sun is down. I call down to the boat to let them know what is going to happen, He lets his girlfriend (Sue) know what he is doing and we head out to the Avi, turns out we are over 15 miles from the hotel. We get there get the trailer off my van an on to my buddies 4x4 pick up and head back, (Mike) waits for us to make sure we find our way back in the dark. We get back to the boat he goes to his girlfriend Sue's house and gets flashlights, comes down to the launch and lights it up for us with his truck to get the boat on the trailer. ;D relief the boats on the trailer everyone is safe ;D after strapping the boat down. I go to Mike and give him my gratitude and some cash, he refuses to take any money and was happy to do a good deed.

THERE ARE STILL GREAT PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD!
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2014, 10:25:11 AM »
👍 to Mike and Sue they're awesome! Mike didn't even have to stop but HE did, Sue could of said no why are you even helping this guy but she didn't. Not to mention using up his gas and not accepting cash Yep.. Great people! We need more of them.

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2014, 01:36:34 PM »
That's awesome that they helped you out. I helped out a couple that ran up on that same rock bar (its a doozy) about a month ago same thing tried to offer money to me but refused it just glad I could help. We tied it up waited for the water to come up and towed it to willow valley marina and called it a day

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2014, 03:12:20 PM »
Why don't they put buoys out on those points?
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2014, 03:38:35 PM »
Wow! It's always nice to see that there is nice people out there still ... Kind of like your guardian angel so do speak. Glad you guys got out safe! 🙏👍


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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2014, 05:25:03 PM »
Why don't they put buoys out on those points?

They did, it looks like a Bayliner...

From The Bureau of Reclamation-

ALL RIVER USERS should remember that fluctuating river flows may conceal or create
natural hazards such as moving sandbars, gravel bars, unstable riverbanks, floating or
submerged debris, or other unfamiliar obstacles.  Caution should be exercised while using
the river between Davis Dam and the Mexican Border at San Luis, Arizona.

I've seen how the rock bars change thru the years, and with different water levels.

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2014, 09:55:48 PM »
A lot more people like those around it's a shame there's not many people like you posting about people like them. Good deeds nowadays go overseen that's why I stopped doing them...fck it! Everybody for themselves. Lol.

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