- Dec 21, 2007
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We took the skis down from needles to Topoc and back on Monday, while we made the turn at the train tracks and coming back up we see 5-6 boats slowly heading up through the no wake zone so we let them go ahead of us so we can enjoy the ride, just up the river I see this boat floating down river on the AZ side almost hitting the rocks with its hatch up, we were not sure if someone was just to close and floating but after I get by them I see this guy frantically swimming in the water trying to push the boat away from the rocks and hanging onto the boat, we slowed down and I told the wife I have to go back just in case, get there and the guy was broke down, I asked if he had a tow rope and we hooked it up and took a few minute ride across the river to one of the Moabi beaches, got him to shore, stayed there just in case he needed a ride as the boat kept blowing fuses and cutting out, they had launched out of Jack Smiths and they thought they would be in big trouble smashing into the rocks when he tired out or stuck on the water overnight since 5-6 boats went by and no one stopped. I told him I could tow the boat into the ramp at moabi then ride him up to get his truck, he was in a bit if disbelief I would offer that with a watercraft. Anyway after a few mind boggling process of elimination tests we figured out it was a short in a relay causing the short so he bypassed it, got it going and we followed him and his girl up to Jack smiths, he offered money and of course I said no way you are crazy Boaters helping Boaters.....his girl told us he was always helping other boaters with tows, repairs, break downs and we were all AMAZED THAT 5-6 BOATS slowly went by him and NO ONE OFFERED TO HELP!, I hope this is not the trend especially when all someone would have to do is pull him to shore for safety and maybe have given him a ride if it was not fixable....I asked him if he was on RD's and he said no I said you should join, bunch of great boaters on there and I can bet anyone of them would have stopped to help...