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

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Old 08-30-2002, 12:32 AM
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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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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.

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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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guess they never had a boater's safety course!
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"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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Ya, it doesn't take much of a wave for me to catch water in my back vents.
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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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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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