A thread with sunken boat stories. I have two. I know how Jim feels, maybe not $ wise. But trying to do the right thing. This is my first.
A belly button boat (Baylinner, first time at river) was stuck on that rock bar on the Parker strip up by River lodge. I cruise by and see crying kids and two moms scarred to shit. There stern drive was stuck on the cable for the buoy. The bow was headed down stream and the back of the boat was taking on a little water. Current at full force 4 pm. I do a drive by and ask "where are the men" They say "they are floating down river." Thank God I didn't run them over, I never saw them. I go a searching and find them about where Castle Rock starts. I pick them up and say WTF. Try to drop them off. They jump off my boat about 100 yards up river and slam into the waiting Baylinner. This took a couple times before they were on board. The whole time they were on my boat they wanted me to pull them off the cable. I'm like, I Don't think so! Second time out with my new CP. (Thank God I was thinking)
So I go and get my brother in laws 3 seater hook on to the bow eye, (Wasn't thinking) I start giong full power up river. Next thing I know, the sea doo is getting draged under untill the line breaks. So now I'm floating down river, lost the key with half sunk sea doo I float into camp with peoples eyes wide open. Wow! A few cold sodas later we were using the sea doo again. This all could of been a lot worse. But they did get the boat un-stuck with a pontoon boat. Nobody wanted to help. So I did. Morral of the story. You just don't know if you should be nice guy.