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Old 07-24-2012
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Indifference. As some know, I recently cut short a cruise by dislocating my shoulder. I put it back in, but it fell out. And I put it back and decided to call for assistance. My wife and I were anchored in Branford Harbor Ct. The local FD responded promptly and professionally, sending a boat to get us. After riding in ambulances hundreds of times for others, I had my first time as a patient. At the clinic they gave me x-rays, a sling, advice and tylenol. A taxi ride and a good walk brought us back to the waterfront. We needed to get back to our boat, the dinghy was still tied to the mothership. There is no local water taxi. As yacht club members, we went first to the local club and told our tale. We were offered, "maybe tomorrow" and "try next door". Disappointed, we tried next door. My wife, far prettier than I, got a guy on a motorboat to volunteer to dinghy us over. He was even reluctant to let me add some gas to the tank. Meanwhile, via text messages and facebook, word of our problems reached Long Island. No fewer than five sailing friends offered to come over and help us bring the boat home. Two of them are Sailnetters, BarryL and Bene505 (thanks guys!). My wife and I brought the boat home in spite of SCA and some rain and chop. At the very end the engine overheated, as icing on the cake. We went home for a nap and a drink.

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Good to hear it worked out so well, and that the sailing community is taking care of our own. Hope your shoulder heals up quickly!
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