When someone offers local knowledge you should at least consider it.
This past September we were anchored off Doe Oay Orcas island.
A fellow his wife and children
came in and dropped hook. I rowed over and suggested they take a stern line to shore to keep their bow up into Rosario Straits. They came by in the morning and thanked me.
Another fellow and his wife came in and prepared to drop hook within talking distance from us. I suggested that he need to drop his hook further from shore. As there is only cabbage and rock where you are now.
He came back with I've been boating
for 15 years, and this is where I'm dropping. As they rowed to shore i said you might re-consider. He politely told me to mind my own business.
When the rowed around the corner in the morning this is what they saw.
They got about half way, and then turned around. They came back an hour latter. I suggested they call vessel assist, before the tide returns.
He asked if I could call them for him, to which I did. They showed up assessed the situation and quoted him $1500.00 US plus towing time.
He protested that he was a member
, and it should be free. They said you are hard aground and this is vessel salvage
. After about an hour of worrying he finaly agreed to assistance.
VA called for a larger boat, and it took a full 3 hrs before they could get the boat off. It bent the rudder
, and broke the well mounted outboard