Originally Posted by Enigma0
A visiting boater who suddenly needs to be gotten off the mud, perhaps rudely flung there by a displacement hull speeding by, who hasn't already a SeaTow membership, may get yet another very nasty surprise.
There's been quite a few rather naive elderly folk who launch upon a retirement dream only to find a gauntlet of grasping and greedy hands attached to sneering attitudes must be run. I must not be more specific, so you may travel that stretch of the ICW in search of as much adventure as you like.
Sounds like you had a bad afternoon, and want to place the blame entirely on others...
If you've spent any amount of time in close quarters around powerboats (like maybe a day), you know to anticipate the worst and plan accordingly.
You seem to feel the the SeaTow franchisee in Manatee County charged you excessively. I can tell you that it probably wouldn't have been any cheaper in another location, and that BoatUS probably would have been just as much.
"Must not be more specific?" -- is there a court order against you, or are you worried about someone filing one? Really?