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    Default The time of year for boat troubles

    Could sure tell it was the beginning of the boating season last weekend when I was in PWS. Lots of calls on the radio to Coast Guard asking for assistance given the few numbers of boats on the water. One person in Surprise with a dead battery. Another just outside Passage Canal with an inoperative engine (couldn't give CG his lat/long because he didn't have a gps with him...what?!).

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    Another guy swamped his boat late Sunday in Blackstone Bay. The weather sure was nice so I was surprised to hear all the calls about trouble. Especially swamping a boat.

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    Default Happens

    Even if you plan and do the PM it happens. Launched the boat and went to back away from the dock and the steering cable broke. Two directions 180 degrees apart don't cut when boating. Another year the fins on the impeller broke off. Did not know that in salt water you needed to replace the impeller every 2 years. It happens guys. Takes me over 2 weeks to PM the boat too. It is the little things that you can't see that bite you.

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    Default Little Things You don't see

    [QUOTE=Daveinthebush;727230]Even if you plan and do the PM it happens. Takes me over 2 weeks to PM the boat too. It is the little things that you can't see that bite you.[/QUOTw

    Isn't that the truth...

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    Default Kid on radio

    I was there Sat and heard a child talking on the radio. It sounded to me like he was playing, but the Coast Guard took him serous and called out an emergency for hours. The boat that the child was on should have told the Coast Guard he was playing so they would not wast time on a false call. I was the only Boat that answered them and told them that I heard the child and gave them my location.

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    we were farther out could hear CG but not your reply. sure thought it was odd that there weren't many response as there were probably a lot of boats that should have heard the "distress call"
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    Yea there were boats around my area that I could see.

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