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SportsMan Ethics, where are they?


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Hi my name is Sheri, an avid fisherman's girlfriend. I apoligize for entering your fisherman domain here but I have a plea to all of you who love fishing as much as my boyfriend Dale. And since he is on this site constantly, I figured this was the best place to start. Dale and I had a rowboat with 25 horse motor. It was a rather crappy boat & a so-so motor, but one that was endearing and desperately needs to be replaced. Last summer at Lake Alexander, after Dale loaded up the boat commencing a day of fishing (a boat that he had to load in the bed of the truck as we have no trailer, but that's another book) he mistakenly drove away with the motor still sitting on the landing. When he returned to the landing to get the motor, he found that his motor had been stolen off of the boat landing. No note of where to call, no one turned it into the resort. Gone. I have never seen a man in so much pain. It was a fall on your knees kind of pain. A vision every woman should witness to truly understand how much fishing, or the inability to do so can really affect a man, a FisherMAN anyway. It is here that I make my request , or plea I guess. Spring and the idea of the fishing opener has been very difficult and painful for Dale, with the realization that there will be no "on the lake fishing" for him this season. His birthday is May 18th and I was wondering if any of you have or know of a small motor being given away or sold for a steal. My boyfriend is an ironworker and I am a social worker and we have a limited income but it is my wish to get him back on the water for this fishing season. There are muskies to catch dammit! I am looking for just a small motor, a 15 or 25 horse would perfect. (I also need a lead on a trailer but the motor is a must). Thanks for your help. I know that there are fisherman out there who also feel stealing another fisherman's boat motor is just sick and wrong. P.S. Any information on the --- who stole the motor would be golden. Good luck next weekend with the opener. Sincerely, a caring and supportive fisherman's girlfriend - Sheri.


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Good Post!
People, if it don't belong to you, LEAVE IT ALONE!!!

Sheri, I have no motor for Dale, but here is an offer.

I have no one to fish opener with in my boat, and Dale is welcome. I'd be happy to fish opener with him. Just let me know.

I am sure someone out here in FM world will come up with a motor.... right guys?????

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If I had a motor to offer I would, I also have had the misfortune of my boat being broke into and rods and tackle box stolen. I whole-heartedly feel your pain. GReat offer on the opener. GOOD LUCK!

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Sheri:
First welcome to FM, I,m Sorry it had to start this way, there women that are regulars on the forums, feel free to jump in anytime.

The people that took your motor don't have ethics so they are really not sportsmen,
or should I say sportspeople. frown.gif
Keep looking I'm sure you will have a motor from here before the opener.
Good luck

[This message has been edited by frozenminnow (edited 05-09-2004).]

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As Frozen said these people that stole the motor are not sportsman by any means!!!!
I do not have a motor but I do have a transom mount trolling motor that I will donate. 46# thrust. If it works for you and Dale its yours just come get it. Im in Superior or I may be able to meet ya someplace. Ill be gone the 13th-24th but maybe before?
E-mail me and we can meet up. walleyes4me32 at aol dot com

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there is a neighbor of mine a retired man who fixes older motors then sells them as a hobby would you be willing to travel 40mi. east of hudson wisc. i know he has a evenrude right now 18hp i think ...i`ll check the price reading your post i can feel your husband`s pain hope that i can help

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