Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    captain obvious Lurker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Visalia, Ca
    Posts
    2,316

    Helping people on the lake?

    Almost every time we go out we end up helping someone while the dozens of boats just sit there watching or driving by.

    Today it was a family on two rental jet skis, not sure what kind didn't look. One was sinking with 4 people in the water. The lake patrol on a gtx limited goes over and tells them something. 10 minutes later I go over and see if they need any help because that cock sucker lake patrol just drove off without helping, or pulling the small kids from the water. I take two of the smallest kids to the dock and then go back for more of the family. By the time I get there one is riding the sunken ski while the others are on the other ski towing the sunken one in. Lake patrol??? no where to be seen, so much for "protect and SERVE"


  2. #2
    Doctor 05gtxsc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hazelwood,MO & Lake of the Ozarks
    Posts
    926
    I know what you mean, last july I was out rideing with a friend on back, came up on a older couple in a 24' sea ray with the engine hood open. I asked if I could help,they were on the cell phone tring to get hold of the marina. Marina stated it would be about 2-3 hours before they could come tow them.Here they are floating in the channel. We tried to flag down a few boats and NO ONE stoped . So I hooked up a rope on my sea doo and towed them @1 1/2 miles {took about 1 1/2 hours} They were very thankful but I was pissed that others in boats didn't even slow down when they came upon us or ask if they could help.

  3. #3
    oklagp1200r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Newcastle, Oklahoma
    Posts
    2,887
    +1
    496
    Welcome to the new world!

  4. #4
    J3ff
    Guest
    around here you are REQUIRED to help a stranded captian.

    If you don't and someone reports (and it's confirmed) you.....your license for the water is GONE.

  5. #5
    captain obvious Lurker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Visalia, Ca
    Posts
    2,316
    Quote Originally Posted by J3ff
    around here you are REQUIRED to help a stranded captian.

    If you don't and someone reports (and it's confirmed) you.....your license for the water is GONE.
    That would be great around here, but we don't need licenses to captian on the lake, just be of the ripe ol age of 16.
    Last edited by Lurker; 06-25-2006 at 10:50 PM.

  6. #6
    ph2ocraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Campbell, Ca.
    Posts
    14,100
    +1
    105
    I've been pretty lucky, I've been towed in and I've towed others. It seems my bud usually gets to tow in the boat full of woman It's like he knows where they are stuck.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    toronto
    Posts
    965
    Simple, do onto others ectt...or it will eventually bite you in the ass. The Marine Patrol on the Toronto side of Lake Ontario are really great. They bend the rules if they have time. And, log helpers of others such that if you are ever stuck they treat u like your the only person on the water. Thanx.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. FUEL PROBLEMS please help want to get on the lake today
    By freemandino25 in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-12-2010, 06:01 PM
  2. Help me get on the lake!
    By angelsfann02 in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-04-2009, 12:27 AM
  3. GP1300R Help, Was left for dead on the lake this weekend, HELP!!!
    By wertz6 in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 07-15-2009, 03:04 PM
  4. HELP - Not a good day on the lake...
    By lmiranda in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-14-2008, 11:32 PM
  5. More problems on the lake again, help
    By camar0 in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-28-2008, 07:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •