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Well to start off, i did some fishn while in Jacksonville visiting my BF, both fresh and salt. My salt trip was a little excesive lol, the day started out real nice we got to our spot about 18 miles out fairly quickly and promptly got a bonita a few sharks and a 36lb cobia, then the engine started giving us the siren and we couldn figure out what was wrong and it wasnt running hot or anything so we headed to the other spot, at that point the engine would only allow for about 3 mph with out shuddering alot (yes we shoulda turned in at this point) we look up and a huge wall of a storm is coming right at us so we turn in, under the wall we get hit with 64 mph winds and the seas jump up to 10-12 ft, we are in a 24ft single engine boat with a bad engine, we were 11 miles at that point and call seatow, we make it another 3 into this thing all the while taking waves over the bow. im looking back at the engine to avoid the spray and rain in the face when i realize the engine shouldn't be that low in the water, our bilge pump was being over taken and soon it quit all together, soon after that the engine went all the way under and we lost power, through the anchor to keep us headed into the waves so we wouldnt get rolled, about that time seatow shows up with 4 other fishin boats after we called a may day and waved a few flares, he hooks up i cut the anchor line and he gooses it for some reason while were at the top of a wave and pull the bow down from under us, i came off the deck about 4 ft and slammed my face into the bow (face now pretty colors and bleeding) and the tow line snaps, he comes back around reties and were on our way slowly but surely the water starts to drain out with the forward motion and by the time we get back in the river the tow guy has both boats up on plane (haulin butt to tow) engine is fried but were all alive and we didnt loose the boat and only a few peices of equiptment, i count us all as majorly lucky, oh and flares melt, the globs that come off them burn like crazy just sayin lol, glad to be home safe, just wanted to share my crazy weekend
 

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Sounds like an adventure. Glad you made it through. You got the blood flowing pretty well it sounds like.

Hope the face heals up nicely and the boat sees better days in the future. You got some pics?
 

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sorry bout your face but happy to hear all turned out ok equipment can be replaced you can't. funny how fast the Ocean can change on ya huh
 

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Sounds like an adventure. Glad you made it through. You got the blood flowing pretty well it sounds like.

Hope the face heals up nicely and the boat sees better days in the future. You got some pics?
just added the cobia we caught before it all went down to my fish album, hat hides where i landed pretty well
 

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WOW, I seriously think you have a plot to a movie on your hands. Wild weekend! But I bet you one thing.. you all will be right back out there next weekend! haha Gotta love it! Congrats on the fish
 

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Wow Glad you both made it back safely, that trip could have had a much worse outcome, Thank God daily & Count your blessings.
 

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its true lol the bf already went to work on the engine and seems to have it running again (don't know how well) , id heard about the NFL players incident but didnt know the guy left wrote a book on it split second decisions make all the difference in how things turn out for you in these situations for sure, and honestly i know i was too shocked that it was all happening to be scared but all four of us did what we had to do and got through it, i know many others over the years haven't fared as well.
 
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