pays for itself
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HIGHLIGHTS & BENEFITS
I’ve had a BoatU.S. Unlimited Towing Membership for many years. I had no incidents until one day last August when I decided to show my wife the
“shortcut” through the marshes that we
used in the ’70s.
I have a jet boat that draws 18 inches,
so I opened the throttle as we headed
into this little canal. Suddenly, the canal
came to an abrupt end — it had changed!
I throttled back and turned hard right,
forgetting that a jet boat uses propulsion
to facilitate turns. Up onto the marsh we
went, 23 feet of boat high and dry!
I hailed BoatU.S. by VHF, and Captain
Paul of TowBoatU.S. Bayshore answered
immediately. He arrived 20 minutes later
and ran a line to my
boat’s bow eye. But
the tide was going
out, his sterndrive
was hitting bottom,
and then an old
ser became caught in his prop. He took
my wife to the mainland, but I insisted
on staying with my boat. He said that he
would return at midnight after the tide
was high again.
I spent the next 10 hours communing
with nature. At 11: 30 p.m. I heard a male
voice calling my name. It was Captain
Paul. He managed to spin my boat around
and pull it back into the creek. When we
reached open water, he offered to guide
me to the launch ramp several miles
away. I thanked him and headed off into
the moonless night on my own.
One month later, I received a bill
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from BoatU.S. for $1,400 that said,
“Total due: $0.00.”
If you think you don’t need a BoatU.S.
Unlimited Towing Membership, think
again. — Keith A., Oceanside, NY
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Say ‘oui’ to a BoatU.S. member cruise
Join your fellow BoatU.S. members on a Star Clippers cruise this fall. Start planning your trip today at BoatUS.com/Travel and receive special savings and other perks.
September 30, 2017
7 nights aboard the tall ship Royal Clipper, sailing from Cannes.
Be in St. Tropez for the world-famous St. Tropez Sailing Regatta,
and visit Lerici, Portoferraio, Sardinia, and Corsica.
Keith and his