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Post by bobberboy » 19 Aug 2016, 09:04

Anyone who's been following the flooding in Louisiana has probably seen pics of the jon boats being used in rescue efforts. There surely must be tinboats.net decals on some of the boats involved. Obviously the locals have more urgent concerns than posting about what's going on but hopefully they will in time. What a mess. It's nice to see the community coming together during this disaster, including the jon boat operators. Not a usual day on the river and most likely more dangerous given all the stuff you can't see through the muddy water.

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Post by Scott85 » 19 Aug 2016, 09:23

I've seen a lot of duck boats with surface drives.


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Post by overboard » 19 Aug 2016, 13:08

Good term for those guys helping in the rescue efforts down there! Definitely a plus having all those small boats available to help with the rescues when flooding like that happens, =D> to those guys! :beer: :USA1: to the Cajun Navy!

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Post by Jim » 19 Aug 2016, 13:22

Kudos to all those helping out. That's great!


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Post by Kismet » 19 Aug 2016, 15:15

There's thousands of quiet heroes down in Louisiana right now, just doing what they think is right for their neighbors and community members.

This has been a year of replaced roofs, broken machines, and some health issues for me...but nothing I've encountered has come near to the catastrophes that the folks in the South are getting.

Seems like when life gets to be at its worst, people can show their best.

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Post by richg99 » 21 Aug 2016, 09:19

On a smaller scale, the Cajun guys' help and actions remind one of the Dunkirk evacuation in WW-II. Thousands of small fishing boats crossed the English channel over and over to rescue the British soldiers trapped on the French beaches.

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Post by nowgrn4 » 22 Aug 2016, 08:33

I'll bet the prop and lower unit/outboard repair shops will be doing a bang-up business after this is all over.
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Post by bobberboy » 22 Aug 2016, 08:42

nowgrn4 wrote:I'll bet the prop and lower unit/outboard repair shops will be doing a bang-up business after this is all over.
I wondered about that. There must be every sort of crap submerged under that muddy water.

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Post by GTS225 » 24 Aug 2016, 20:03

and yet, as Rich put it, people are still steppin' up, despite the risks.

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