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Me and my uncle decided to go fishing on lunday Gras since we where both off of work. We was having a so so day on the water. We was scouting for a tournament that was coming up the next weekend. Well to make a long story short we was running to another spot n looked at this point and saw some clean water so we decided to investigate. As we got close to the point we shut down only to find ourselves in 3 inches of water. We tried everything to get off this flat but there was 2 problems. 1 we was facing the shoreline in a V bottom glass boat. Second we was in a type of coffee grind bottom so we couldn't get out. We tried for a solid hour trying to turn that boat. We tried everything. So we started calling for help on our phone. We was in Delacroix so we called Sweetwater mariner first. They to us they was going to try and find help so we continued to try and turn the boat to deeper water. We tried for about 20 minutes with no success so we decided to call Sweetwater back to see if they had any luck. Well one of the guide services captains answered and told us that he had just picked up his boat and that it wasn't running good. At this point we knew we was on our own with a bad storm approaching. So we had to call my 85 year old grandpa and my other uncle who was 30 miles away to come help us in the flat boat. Well we got out thanks to my family and no thanks to Sweetwater Mariner. I just want everyone who launches there know if your out on the water they will be no help what so ever so make plans before you go out. Me nor my friends or family will ever launch there again. In fact we moved our monthly tournament just for that reason. THANKS AGAIN SWEETWATER MARINER
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Re: stranded on the water
I've been stranded before due to an engine problem and I called Jack. He got someone who was on the water to come tow me in. So I'm sorry you didn't get any help, but to say they were at fault is wrong. Your entitled to spend your money where ever you want to. Comparing them and Lionel's is no comparison. You can launch all day long at the shrimp nazi launch if you want to.
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that's ashame! remember you can always count on family, everyone else, hummmmmmmmm???? glad yall got out for sure!!!
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Re: stranded on the water
u need to call seatow, they are in the business of getting out of trouble. I would not expect a marina operator to drop everything and run out to get u.
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Solution???
Based on the intelligence level of this post... You might as well blame Obama for the 'V' in your hull and for the low tide while you were exploring....

Cheers
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intelligence level on this post???? please explain!!!
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Who blames a marina for them getting stuck in the mud? The only person to blame is the boat operator. Also if you were a responsible boater, for the safety of yourself and your passengers you would have seatow. If you can afford to own any kind of boat you can afford to pay $169 per year for seatow.
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Create an account just to bash Sweetwater???? It is not their responsibility to tow you in period! Captain Jack and Sweetwater are great people and offer a helping hand whenever they can. My advice is join Seatow and own your mistake instead of passing blame.
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Re: stranded on the water
Sorry to hear your problems but I broke down a few years ago in grand lake and I called Jake and he came and got me , I'm shore Jake tried to get you'll help.
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Re: stranded on the water
Sweet Water = boat launch

Sea tow = shallow water stuck in the mud assistance.

Why would you expect a marina to go get you off a flat? His bay boat would likely get stuck too???? What about chucking the anchor out and pulling to it to get the boat turned and free??? I have left my house and gone a lot more than 30 miles to get friends who were stuck, it's part of life when you spend your free time in the marsh.
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Intelligence lol. I'm not blaming Sweetwater for me being stuck. I think a MARINER that I visit often with human beings working there told us sorry we can't help. I'm not that way. I help people who are in need of help.
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Re: stranded on the water
...who knows were the wild goose goes ???...you run out of gas !!! blame the service station ??? or when the aircraft crashes blame the FAA ???...'ya pull 'n the rip cord before holl'n Geronimo ???...(always prepare for a overnight stay)...cheers
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Re: stranded on the water
It's a marina, not mariner. Join seatow
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Level of intelligence... I'm pretty sure they are called MARINAS.

I go to Walmart every week and not once did they get my groceries or give me a free fishing pole. What's up with that!?!?!

By the way. Post up your phone number so we know who to call next time we get stuck on a shallow flat and get mud all up our panties.

Next time remember to go over the emergency evacuation plan with your passengers. They say you pull the yella jackets from under ya seat and then blow though the red tube till ya ain't got no mo breath and then jump off before ya drown in ankle deep water!

Cheers
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Yall are looking at this the wrong way. Let's look at this a different way. What if what if that was the only call that I could make not knowing I couldn't make another. At the time the situation wasn't bad so I called the marina to see if there's something they could do or someone to call and they ignored the distress call like they did. Let's say I didn't have family or friends with a boat to call. So they are the only ones that know we are in this situation. Let's say something happened to one or both of us that marina would be liable for ignoring the help call. It's the same as watching someone get murdered and not calling 911. So maybe 'JACK' needs to read this. Yes I did create this just to post this. Who know maybe this post will save someone. Who knows maybe you.
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U are responsible for your actions. There is no other way to look at it. U called the wrong person for your troubles and now look to bad mouth his business.
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You could have used the 'one' call to reach the Coast Guard......oh wait they wouldn't have came and got you unless it was an emergency and your boat would have stayed... If you own a boat invest $169.00 a year for Seatow and invest in a VHF radio. If your depending on a cell phone do like the 'Admiral' says and prepare to spend the night.....

Sweetwater- #1 in customer service!!!
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...yep !!! always prepare for a one night stand ??? remember 'ya a tough Viking...!!! with the background sound track from a Dodge Ram commercial ??? cheers

...plus a VHF radio that is 'on' there's a 90% chance it will be 'on' in a boat already in the water...(might be a Gestapo U-boat loaded w/gold real close} ???...cheers
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So it's Capt. Jack's fault your too dumb to join Seatow. Come on dude-it's $168 a year. Grow up!
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FWIW I've been stuck on the outside without a VHF and texting worked when a call wouldn't. Odds are if your trailer was still there at buisiness close Captain Jack would have gotten the cavalry together and had LDWF go round you up. If you had said you were in imminent danger you would have gotten a different response but we have all been stuck from time to time and figured it out one way or the other. If you are going to run 'past the crab traps' you need to have a push pole and the wherewithal to use it. I've had to get out and push without boots as well. I don't know why you are wanting to beat up on a marina operator.
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One thing as a coach, parent and life better to let two people work out a problem and become friends. Not a good idea to get into their problem then it becomes your problem or the problems gets bigger and no way to become a friend.. Over the years I have helped people out many times. Now I carry extra rope, gas and oil and a big tool box with battery cables. Had one guy run up into a dry lake right at dark. He was crying and would not let me leave him to get help as we did not have cell phones. With his fishing rod he was able to throw a cork with extra weight to our boat. Then we throw over his cork with our lines. Then we put the tow line on the fish line and pulled it over to my boat. I pulled him off in the dark. We were only a mile from my landing and I offered to bring him there and then drive him to his trailer. He only ask that I put him back into Bayou Blue which I did.
His landing was a about 8miles more.
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U are an IDIOT. Call Obama next time, listening to your reasoning u prob voted for him.
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when your stuck like that godda call the police, they and the game wardens will come get you.will take awhile,but better than having more people stuck,specially in the winter.
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'Skid Marks on 'Da Water'
...I think the 'Dude' took his beating...hope he has the brains to absorb it...chances are there will be a newbie born next week...ask'n about how much toilet paper to bring ???...doesn't it bring a tear to 'ya eye ???...cheers
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Capt.Jack just read this post and is very sorry that you got stuck and we were unable to help, but to be fair, Capt. Jack always goes the extra mile not only for his customers, but anyone who needs help. Just a couple of weeks ago he purchased bamboo, then in addition to the $ spent on the bamboo, spent an entire day with one of his employees to mark the channel to help keep folks from getting stuck. On one Saturday last month we had 5 people call who were stuck and wanted to get towed in. In almost all cases an airboat was needed, Jack couldn't get to them even if he had been here. That day and on many other days we spend countless time on the phone with the St. Bernard Sheriff, Coast Guard and Sea Tow. We made sure everyone made it in even though Jack couldn't help them himself. And please keep in mind that Capt. Jack is not always here. Running a Marina entails much more than sitting in the bait shop helping launch boats. We appreciate everyone who defended Sweetwater And Capt. Jack. We love our customers, ya'll are great. We are also in full agreement about Sea Tow. BECOME A MEMBER. We are also truly sorry for this anglers experience, while we try to make everyone's experience down here in Delacroix a good one (even if you don't launch here), unfortunately you can't please everyone. That goes for any business and life in general.
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Nice Reply Sweetwater.....If I am ever over that way I will use yall's launch...Also glad to see all the people defending you....another reason to want to use your place
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I just saw this. Capt Jack has always gone above and beyond for his customers AND ours as well. He has actually donated his time and accompanied us on rescues in some pretty remote areas where his knowledge of the area was needed. He works tirelessly and selflessly to make everyone happy at Sweetwater. He is truly one of the nicest and best sportsman I know. As many replied, sea tow is only 169 per year. We are equipped to help you and we are eager to help as well. That's what we are here for. www.seatow.com
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Re: stranded on the water
just thinking, did you run hooked up into that clean water, if not I'd think you can back out. you a little mud on the wheel won't hurt.
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