MNjonboatguy wrote:Wanted to share a little story from last weekend.
Joined my buddy on Saturday morning for a hunt in his boat. His rig has a nice longtail mud motor, and the lake is one that absolutely requires a mud motor. So we get there real early and hold down a spot, and around 430 my buddy leaves me in the cattails with the equipment/decoys/dog and picks up 2 more buddies at the launch.
We have a nice hunt going for the 4 of us. Buncha BW Teal, Redheads, a Pinnie, a woodie, and 3 geese. We drop one more goose and it gets out too far for the dog, so my buddy takes the boat out about 400 yards into the middle to make the retrieve, and BANG. No Mo driveshaft. Blew a seal or bearing or something, and he is FUBAR sitting in the middle of a lake thats 1 foot of water and 5 feet of muck. He paddles back in (for 45 minutes) and catches his breath and we keep hunting. Everyone's real quiet, because we knew we were in trouble.
A little time goes by and we see one of the other boats on the lake go out to make a similar retrieve, and I walk out into the decoys and hit him with my spotlight and shout and wave my arms and got lucky. He noticed me and came over and offered to tow us in after we tell him whats going on. This guy's got the sweetest duck boat ever, with a 40 horse surface drive and he was a really nice guy.
After we get to the launch, we're BSing with them and find out that he was sitting right next to some jackwagon skybusters that totally ruined him and his dad's hunt. We also find out that the 5-6 other rigs out there were all underpowered and this guy was the only one on the lake that could've towed us through the nasty spots. He even made two trips back to the launch because we had so much gear.
The younger guy's name was Jeff, and his dad's name was Bob. I never caught a last name but I had to throw up a big thank you to this dude and his dad. A lot of guys with top notch equipment don't have top notch etiquette or attitudes, but this guy was a class act and I'm very glad he was on the lake that day.
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