I was the training aid for coast guard on sunday out at seward . Man you dont want to be that.
I took a big wave over the back of the motor and the motor cut out. I was dinking around with it for about 15 minutes when the coast guard aux pulls up. They asked if I wanted a tow. Well I had just got out to fox and was ready to fish and not quite ready to give up. But I realized here was a tow right now. So I said yeah ill take the tow.
Well 5 minutes later I get the motor going while they are towing me. I have them cut me loose and they hang around for a few making sure my motor is going. They get some info then take off.
10 minutes later they are back, wanting more info, how much fuel I have. they take off then return again, this time wanting to know when Ill be back to shore. Anyway this comeback, ask a question stuff goes on for hours. then they roll up while im fighting a fish and want me to write down an 800 number so I can call the coastguard when I return to let them know I got back safe.
They come back again! this time, the coast guard wants me to check in with them every hour and report position and status.
Holy crap. I guess its better than no help but it was embarrasing having them drive up to me all day in the middle of the fishing fleet.
They were very nice guys and I am glad they were there though. I just think the coast guard was being a little overzealous.