Originally Posted by Boydski
Only 500 yards should have minimized the slight embarrassment of the tow boat getting towed in.
Reminds me of a time I pulled a State Patrolman out of a snowy ditch with my 4x4 and he said, "don't tell anyone...."
No embarrassment to me thankfully, like most long term assistance guys...few people around here don't know me and what I can do, plus most were offering a hand any way they could.
First time towed back to the marina in 12 years and had my friend not been there...in another 15 minutes I would have had her running with cannibalized parts from onboard....I usually like systems that share the same sized parts as you never know when one may come in handy.
Anyway..the chances of your public life not showing up on facebook these days is pretty slim...a fact of life these days...
Anyway, the point of the thread is that slightly short of throwing bowling balls at your engine, dowsing it with salt water and throwing lightning bolts at it...you never know what may stop you dead in your tracks one day...hopefully your day turns out as happy as mine did.
Felt good to see most giving me the thumbs up when I got underway so quickly on my own....they know what towboat to trust...