Mar 4, 2021

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The Ultimate Guide To marine supply

July, the best time of the year, my annual deep sea fishing trip is nearing. My college friends and I hop on the same boat and head out from San Diego, hoping to land a giant fish. It’s an exhilarating experience, trolling the waters for the ultimate catch. After five years of doing this, we’ve become quite skilled in this maritime art. But on our first trip, things couldn’t have been worse. Eight guys out on the open water, in a boat we barely knew how to use, was a formula for an idiotic situation.Do you want to learn more? Visit https://medium.com/@merritt_supply/some-things-that-you-should-know-if-you-are-concerned-about-boat-safety-122248d1afd

My grandfather had left me his boat after he’d passed on. My buddies and I decided hitting the ocean for deep sea fishing would be a thrilling and appropriate way to remember him. Thing was, none of us had never been out to sea before, and the boat hadn’t been used in years.

After loading it up with food and drink, we set sail towards the horizon. I didn’t own a fish finder, but one my friends, Sam, watched competitive fishing on TV and assumed he knew where to find the fish. I know how dumb that sounds, but we still listened to him. Traveling in one direction for about an hour, we kicked off the engine and tried to drop anchor. The cable and winch that lowered and raised the mooring was rusted. We took turns kicking, screaming and trying to get the thing to budge. Meanwhile our ship strayed, and none of us paid it any attention. Finally the anchor dropped, after we’d drifted-who knows how far-away from where Sam had led us. We cast our lines and sat around, basking in the breeze and sunshine. Six hours later we’d caught nothing. Figuring it was best to cut our losses, we decided to head back home. The winch refused to hoist the anchor. It was like a repeat from earlier, we all took turns trying our hardest to crank the cable up. But it was an exercise in futility. Using a hatchet from the tool box, I cut the ancient line from the boat. I went to start the engine and the propeller refused to spin. We were lost at sea, or would have been. Luckily, the CB radio worked and we were able to contact the coast guard, who arranged for us to get towed back to port.

Two overwhelming decisions were made: proper boat equipment was needed and Sam was never allowed to give fish finding directions again. The next year we bought a state of the art winch and cable system, with a large and sturdy anchor. I went out and found a quality propeller, the Turning Point Express (I bought the extended warranty.). And just to be safe, I replaced the CB radio. Sam picked up a powerful Furuno fish finder/GPS system so we couldn’t get lost and the fish couldn’t escape us. Granted, this was a bit of an expensive fix, but deep sea fishing is a serious sport. Getting stuck in the Pacific was something we didn’t want to experience again.

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