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My thanks for help with sunk airboat

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:49 am
by HVGator
Sunk my boat late Sunday night on the Ocklawaha River. Many people worked hard to retrieve it, and I thank them. David Chastain worked with me all day Monday, Wesley , the entire Minton family, and Walt and Ray (Dirty White Boys), and couple of their friends, helped later in the day. Special thanks to Ray and Walt whos experience sped things up after they arrived. Im sure Ive left someone out, but I really apreciate all the help I got yesterday.

Marion County Sportsmen and Airboaters Association

My thanks for help with sunk airboat

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:26 pm
by Comanche-pup
Just heard about your misfortune by the Minton family, also heard an airboater came by you seen you in trouble and went on about his business? Not good!

Re: My thanks for help with sunk airboat

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:35 pm
by akblackdawg
Since nobody mentioned it, i assume nobody was hurt, happy for that. hope you were able to get the boat running and back in action with minimum of damage. whats the story, how did it happen. i need a learning experience before i sink mine. Bud

Re: My thanks for help with sunk airboat

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:41 pm
by twistedscott
Dang Norm I just got my back togather after the run sunday afternoon or I would been out there helpin. hope the boat aint torn up or anything. if you need any help fixin it let me know

Re: My thanks for help with sunk airboat

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:28 pm
by HVGator
Driver error. I slowed down and turned right when the headlight fell off my head. Backwash hit the side of the boat and pushed it over. Had another rider with me, and Im surely thankful there were no injuries. Skinned leg, a bunch a skeeter bites, and some hurt pride. I just hope not to make same mistake again.

Re: My thanks for help with sunk airboat

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:50 pm
by Fat Cat
Ray and Walt have hauled in a bunch of them. Thats for sure. Glad it worked out ok. Get the oil changed and get her running again soon.

Re: My thanks for help with sunk airboat

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:25 pm
by In the Glades
Comanche-pup wrote:Just heard about your misfortune by the Minton family, also heard an airboater came by you seen you in trouble and went on about his business? Not good!

That is completely unacceptable if true

Re: My thanks for help with sunk airboat

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:36 pm
by Bob in Canada
I don't get that part at all , up here it's like the code . If you see someone in the bush whether it's a flat tire or stuck some place you stop and give any help you can . Next time it might be you that needs the help and it might be life or death .
That guy that left you hangin' should be ashamed of himself .

Re: My thanks for help with sunk airboat

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:42 pm
by flash
What goes around comes around,,,,,some deplorable behavior right there.....Hard to believe but...... how could he even live with his sorry self.... :angry5: