That really sucks, similar things like that have happen to me. That is why I NEVER lend my jumper cables out. If you need then, you should have bought some. I came to that conclusion when I not only had to buy new cables, but also I was out side in the rainy cold weather. I'll give people a jump, just won't let my cables out of my site.
It might be a good idea to carry two lighters with you. Those cheap things don't like to work half the time. Or sell them on your boat for $5 a pop
That will teach people to remember to bring their own.