Back in Michigan in the 60s and 70s we ALWAYS helped each other out when we needed assistance. When I moved to Southern California in the early 1980s, I was disappointed to find that people, in general, were uninterested in helping their fellow sailor/boaters. I figured it was a local issue, but have come to realize that we all seem less interested in each other's welfare.
I always have, and always will assist my fellow boaters when possible/practical.
I like these stories. Keep 'em coming.
1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"
"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown