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Old 02-05-2011, 07:20 AM   #1
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Yeah, sure.......





A few nites ago me and Willa were watchin' TV and Willa said she heard some voices from out on the water. Our campsight is on a point of land and there is an island off that point about fifty yards. One side of this island has water a couple of feet deep and is good for trout fishing and the other side of the island has water about 6 inches deep and is good for nothing but getting stuck. There is a mud bottom that is probably two feet deep and has the consistency of Elmers Glue. She said she could hear a boat engine revving up and people talking and went out to investigate. I could hear her out in the yard talking to two men and they asked if she had a boat. She said we had a boat and they yelled ''Help, we are stuck in the bottom''.


Mind you, it was about ten at nite and they had not lights on this boat but they had a big flash light. We later learned that these guys were Mullet fishermen. They used a throw net to catch the Mullet after they spotted them with the flashlite. Willa told me that I needed to ''go help'' so I grabbed my flashlight and got in my trusty 12 foot Porta Bote with my might 6 hp. Suzuki motor and yelled ''Seajay to the rescue''..... (I figured these guys were probably Marines, lost, and stuck in the mud flat)......
Sure enough, here sat two guys in a 20 foot commercial fiberglass boat with a 75 HP engine stuck in 6 inches of water and two feet of mud and there I was in a ''Plastic Dixie cup with an ''egg beater'' for an engine. I said ''Shux''.......
One of the guys asked if I was going to get ''help'' and I said that ''I am your ''help'' and watch your mouth or you will set here all night''..... He then told me that they had about 500 pounds of Mullet in the bow of the boat and that they were stuck in the mud. I tilted my might engine and eased in front of them and tied on to the bow hook and backed back out into the deeper water. I tied the tow rope around the ''leg'' of the motor and told them to ''rock the boat'' and I would tow them off the mud flat. I distinctively heard a chuckle and a low ''..yeah sure''... I put tension on the rope and started easing from side to side while they rocked their boat. Mind you, their engine was not running but was tilted up out of the mud. They rocked and I pulled and eventually my little 6 hp washed enough mud out from under their boat that they started to move out to deeper water. I towed them back to the channel and they got all the mud out of their water pump and got their engine running again. They thanked me profusely and offered money and Mullet for my services and they said they would never again doubt the ability of an old sailor in a ''Plastic Dixie Cup'' boat with an ''Egg Beater'' for an engine. They came back by the next day and thanked me again and took a cell phone picture of the Porta Bote....


So it goes in the adventures of Willa and me spending the winter in Florida while you guys freeze your collective butts off somewhere else.......


HooooRahhhha for our troops......Be safe and come home real soon.....


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Just shows brains over brawn .No brains brawn doesn't help.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:03 AM   #3
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Gives a different meaning to the term "Don't Rock The Boat," eh?

I'm proud of you Seajay. Every once in a while I'll send the Men out to test the skills of a simple sailor. You did good this time.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:28 AM   #4
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Just shows brains over brawn .No brains brawn doesn't help.
That is so ture, So ture and proven nearly every day somewhere in the world.

Was watching an old re-run of DRAGNET the other day.. The one with "The Hostage Bandit" He kidnapped women and had them help him rob banks.

His last victim.... Was a Karate instructor.

As they were leaving the bank.. she gave him, absolutely free, a lesson.

She was still instructing him when Friday and partner arrived.
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:14 PM   #5
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It is simply amazing how you seem to have so many "adventures"! HaHa.

The things that just pass us by in our lives you seem to put so eloquently into words and make it such a delight to read along with you!
You really should try your hand at writing a collection of your stories!

I eagerly look for all of your posts I really enjoy reading them!

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It is simply amazing how you seem to have so many "adventures"! HaHa.

The things that just pass us by in our lives you seem to put so eloquently into words and make it such a delight to read along with you!
You really should try your hand at writing a collection of your stories!

I eagerly look for all of your posts I really enjoy reading them!

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He has one, check out his irv2.com blog. Pretty darn good IMO.
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Should have taken some of mullet. Many call it bait fish, but we had fresh mullet right off the boat a few years ago at a restaurant off Shell Point. Fried. Beautiful white flesh and very tasty. My S Florida buddy refused to eat any saying, "ain't eat no bait fish".
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Now wait a min, 2 men in a boat , netting Mullett, stuck in the mud, out late at night, looking for help.

Come on Seajay, when and where do you expect anyone with any sense at all, would accept you statement, "probally a Marine"? Everyone in the world , including them dummies in Iran, KNOW that only sailors do that kind of stunts.

But, you have our (USMC) permission to show your jealousy of our beloved Corps.
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Mick, I swear by my tattoo that this is true. (I throwed in the Marine reference so Wayne the Marine would not feel left out of the conversation (talk),) Yep, you can ask My Willa and she was married to a Marine. (he died in a bike accident back in 02) Seems they like to use a throw net at night because that is when the Mullet ''school up'' and they get easier to catch. One more thing. From his conversation (talk), one of the guys had been in the ''sauce'' and I could hardly understand (make him out) him. I believe that is how they got on the mud flat. I have never deliberately (on purpose) eaten Mullet that I know of. They told me that they sell the fish and others extract (take out) the roe (eggs) and sell them as delicacies (good stuff) over in Japan (real far away place) ...........
the words in ''parentheses'' (little roundie things) are for Marines that may read this post...............

All in fun Mick, another Marine, my friend ..... God bless you and all vets for your service to this great nation ....
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It is simply amazing how you seem to have so many "adventures"! HaHa.

The things that just pass us by in our lives you seem to put so eloquently into words and make it such a delight to read along with you!
You really should try your hand at writing a collection of your stories!

I eagerly look for all of your posts I really enjoy reading them!

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{Wink} Somehow I get the feeling that he has a bit of the blarney in his soul! {wink}
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(Full of Stories) Ha! You thought I meant something else. Well, originally I did but I needed to make it nice for here.
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Seajay, you did well. Keep us informed on whats going on in your world.
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GREAT STORY!!! Have you sold it yet?
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Aren't Marines "Department Of The Navy?"

Thank you both and all our military for serving this great Nation!!
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