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Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:59 am
by John Fenner
Folks, this is why you always push dead boats, never tow with rope, pull rudders, lash dead boat to bow of rescue boat and push with ease.

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:04 am
by mfreem
Can anybody confirm that the avgas pump is up in Weston?

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:58 am
by mfreem
Packed up fueled up on the water in a few min

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:03 pm
by John Fenner
Good man!!

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:16 pm
by clark-kentski
Shannon airboat posted these coordinates on facebook......HELP NEEDED. Two boats down stuck in trees. May need full track to get on out. GPS coordinates south side of alley 10 miles ssw 026 ° 03' 05" n 080°44' 55' W
We are loading up our boat. Any and all help needed!! Search and rescue on scene we hear. One boat needs to be cut out. Other boat has to be pulles out with full track....headed that way now

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:18 pm
by Scotty1
:rebel: does any of the boats have vhf radios :rebel:

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:33 pm
by OLD MAN JONES
Any way I can help, just call. I have all the proper recovery gear and will assist immediatly.

Just saw this thread for the first time

954-536-74oo
Marshall

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:52 pm
by SWAMPCRACKER85
Any updates ? we were out in 3a south yesterday put in at the same ramp didn't see any one stuck unless they went out later in the day after we left their was probably 10/12 boats out while we were riding surprised no one came up on them while they were headed to tower.

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:24 pm
by gobblerD
man just read this . Hope everyone is ok.

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:32 pm
by mfreem
We are at the coordinates. We don't see anyone.

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:52 pm
by Seven3
Just called Jason, his phone has been dead. BSO transported them back to the ramp. Full tracks are supposedly going out later to get the boats, he said the only way those two boats are getting unstuck is either a full track or a crane.

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:55 pm
by :)
So was Diggin ok?

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:41 pm
by digginfool
Diggins good. I ended up in that position because my sandwich got destroyed in the cooler so when we started working, it didn't take long to run out of gas. And then the fatigue and cramps set in. But, besides the blown motor, all is well.

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:44 pm
by rick
Sucks about the motor, but sure am glad to hear ya'll are alright.

Thanks for the update.

Rick

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:52 pm
by :)
Diggin, u just get a new motor or were u just talkin about getting another?

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:39 pm
by :)
That motor knew of his topics on SA and said screw him! Lol

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:39 pm
by broncobill
Sounds like a bad experience. Area 3 can be unforgiving especially at night if you are not that familiar with the area. Need to learn how to read the sloughs and heads along with the city lights but it is still easy to get turned around, lose the trail and get stuck in a head or burned out head. Glad to hear you made it out safe.

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:06 pm
by SWAMPCRACKER85
Glad to hear everyone's ok

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:29 pm
by Dylan6959
Do yall still need help? I live in sw ranches, only 25 min or so from the ramp. I have small sled but will be glad to come help out. Let me know asap 239-877-9869

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:04 pm
by DDSBC
Just read this and glad everyone made it out ok and way to go everyone that pitched in to help out. With blown motor's, broken props and boats stuck in the trees I'm glad to hear that a sandwich and some water was all that was needed to get everyone back in shape after all that.

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:06 pm
by digginfool
I also want to thank everyone who lent a hand. I couldn't have done it without each of you. I felt guilty not being there but all of us were beyond exhausted when fire rescue gave us a ride back. This is a special community that would rally the way they did today. I feel blessed. Special thanks to Jason. He came out at 3 AM to help when he could/should have been filling his gator tags and instead got drawn into one helluva mess. Big thanks also go out to Korey, Marshall, Marty and Brett. Once again, I thank all of you who sacrificed your Sunday to help me. It was exceedingly kind and I owe you.

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:20 pm
by mfreem
Found the boat area after about an hour after hitting the water, and after receiving the coordinates that were posted. Little late after BSO showed up. Im glad that resource was utilized, thats what they are there for. Thanks also to Jim Weber who took some of his personal time to help me look. On the bright side, looks like everybody made it out okay, and looks like I'll now have sandwiches and drinks for a week LOL Overall a successful day and had a good trip.

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:25 am
by highlife57
Awsome Guys :thumbleft:

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:03 am
by newoldglory
Great to see that all turned out well and great job by all. :salute:
It's not much help at this point but I have frog legs that I will cook for you guys to get you a "JUMP" start on you're next adventure. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: HELP NEEDED

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:15 pm
by OLD MAN JONES
Please post pics and video, or links to such... it was a hell of a job, but a great show of character from the many involved. I for one did not get the opportunity to get a video of running that rank shi+, but several of the people there did. I have to say, of the 40 odd times I have pulled or pushed a boat in distress, this was the bitchenest of all .
The boats were heading out of the center point of this head and towards a slough, but still had over 100 yards of Myrtle between them and freedom. With some backbone, a chainsaw and a community sized effort it all went well and the removal of the boats from there wooded doom was a good day after all.
My interpretation of this situation was one of WTF ! upon arrival there were no signs of the. 2 boats, half of the rescue group couldn't even remember where the heck they just came from. When I finally got there after 3 pm. the crew was heading towards MM41 and I met tbe in fron of Smokes 2 story camp. Of the 7 boats I intercepted, none were clear on the location of the 2 boats buried in some random head. Well... we just took out from Smokes slough and made a B-line to the tower on the horizon. I made 9 overlapping left circles to get close to the front of Digginfools boat and lay down an exit trail. Luckly there was a chainsaw and some good pulling rope on hand. Bret took that nice boat of his up through the jungle too and found a hell of a stump just behind Jason's boat, so off in the shiz I go with my 18' DiamondBack to aid some more. Now we are behind Jason's boat and Bretts boat is facing the sky. 4 of us lift his rake and maneuver the boat towards an opening the size of a Fiat, Brett floored it and got out a dodge.

Next comes Jason's barge: soap on a rope.... nope! Just a lil Dawn with some booty shakin for her and let me tell ya, the buisness end of his barge is mean! Best damn blow job i had this year :toothy7:

Finally we decide as a storm is fast approaching and the sun is setting, it's now or never for Greg's lead sled !
With 9 guys some proper tools a boat with no prop and a blown motor is no problem. Just add the right amount of liquid courage, some rope, a tug barge from Mack's Fish Camp and a couple cheerleaders with some cameras.
With one mighty heave a d a tug she got the first and worst 100' then there was a myrtle the size of Texas, so ralley the troops agian to heave as I tug and voila. .. that slough never looked so good as it did just then gleaming in the last light of a long day. Everyone stopped just long enough to commemorate a job well done and then we took off for the soft glow of the eastern horizon.

As ferry tale endings go, this was a good one and probably more eventful than most movies, ever.