Sad thing is I didn't here this on the dock heard it from a guy that has been fishing with me on and off for a few years and a Maritime grad to boot. Been fishing in NH and pulled into to harbor and told him to make boat fast tight to the dock, when I came back boat was floating about 3' off dock, I asked him why, he told me that there was a big tide here in the harbor and he wanted to make sure that the boat didn't go under when the tide came in. I guess he had not been paying attention to the dock rising and falling with the tide on I piles, for the last week. I don't know if he thought the floating dock went under on the high tide and another dock magically appeared or what. But it might be time for a new mate.
slight tangent but the magical non-floating dock made me think of it...
Whenever there is a new kid working in the local marine supply store, my old man can't help himself but to ask: "Hey, are the Bilge Stretchers back in stock yet? Go in the back room and check would ya, and tell Mel I'm not interested in any of those Canadian Bilge Stretchers neither!"
...it used to bother me back when it was a kid my own age, now I just have to walk away
Doesn't the release not go off till the boat is like 15' down ?? Thats what i've been told about epirbs. When i was fishing on the Copper River we had boats flipped in the breakers and their epirbs never went off.
Its amazing how little people think about their safety equipment, smart people too. My oldman has a center console and insisted that the epirb be mounted on top of his hard t top. His answer was that there is a release when it hit 15ft of water. I asked him what happens If he get into trouble and the boat doesn't sink? Gonna go climbing onto the hardtop to get your epirb? You gonna swim under the boat to get it? Its amazing how dumb people can be when it comes to boating.