Originally Posted by Blue Stocking
Help!! I am in distress
, and I am waiting for a SAILBOAT to come to my rescue
. Yeah!! right.
Well, on an ICW
trip north just after leaving the deep creek lock on the Dismal Swamp Canal, we came on a big family
drifting in their ski boat - had run out of gas. We were motoring, 3rd sailboat in line, so after passing them we mulled it over for a bit, then did a U-turn, threw them a line, and towed them a half mile or so to the ski boat ramp
where they coasted in. Felt good to help them out.
For all the times as we've been cut off, waked, etc. by powerboaters, we've also been pulled off hard groundings twice by passing power boats, once in the Louisiana gumbo (you don't want to be stuck in that), and once in the canal between the Bay River and Goose Creek in North Carolina
. We were quite grateful.
Seems we're all out on the water
together, and its good we all help each other out.