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  1. #1
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    Dec 2000
    Flemington, N.J. U.S.A

    Don't anchor your boat at the transom .....WHY ?????

    I friend of mine is a diver . His friends took their boat out for a day of diveing . They set anchor and tied it to the BACK of the boat .

    THey went down diving for a while when they noticed a boat on the bottom they didn't know was there ........ Turns out it was THEIR boat !! The waves came over the transom because of the way it was anchored and sunk it !!!

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    Charter Member #232 Charter Member Audiofn's Avatar
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    1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
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    Oct 2000
    Carlisle, MA USA
    OUCH that must have sucked to figure out. I have tied stern to a couple times when I am by myself and I do not want to have to worry about falling off the bow or something. However that is always in a cove. You can really get screwed doing that if the current picks up as well and sometimes the boat can swing and get the line wrapped up in the drives.

    Put your best foot forward!

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member Quiet Storm's Avatar
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    Apr 2002
    Lake Michigan
    Man, talk about a bad day on and under the water. If I ever dive I won't make that mistake.

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    I hope they had enough air to retrieve some floatation. Can you imagine diving on your own boat looking for life jackets ?

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    Registered H2Xmark's Avatar
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    beaumont tx
    guess they never had a boater's safety course!

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    Charter Member Charter Member 32fever's Avatar
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    Granger, IN
    "BINGO, we found treasure...oh look, a cooler, BEER!!!! And' it's still cold!!!!" "DOH!"

    Man, owning a 32' Fountain, I'd never DREAM of doing that. Only tie off the stern if the front has an anchor on it

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    Gold Member Gold Member Dave M's Avatar
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    2017 30 Concept, 300 Verados, Superboat Y2k and 24OS (sold)
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    Oct 2000
    LaPlata, MD, USA
    Ya, it doesn't take much of a wave for me to catch water in my back vents.

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    Registered Team V's Avatar
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    Boonville, NY USA
    Just curious... what kind of boat was it?

    I tie off on my stern a lot. I don't like the mud and weeds on my bow when retreiving it. But I never leave the boat, except to go for a swim.

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    A lot of deck hatches on high performance boats are hinged towards the bow and open towards the transom. On hot summer nights with a slight breeze, I often anchor from the transom, in a calm cove, to allow air into the cabin.

    I never leave boat unattended or anchor in that manor with an impending thunderstorm.

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member CigDaze's Avatar
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    Jun 2001
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Originally posted by H2Xmark
    guess they never had a boater's safety course!
    You're right...That's like one of the most basic things you learn....

    Boats aren't meant to take waves from the stern, imagine that...

    Now, sure I've done it too on occasion, but like most of you, you must keep an eye on things and it must be calm.

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