Hi Cliff, your story reminds me of a friend in Hawaii as he prepared his fleet of kayaks for a huge storm. He laid all his kayaks out on the lawn, filled each full of water and proceeded to batten down the rest of his property. The winds tore through the area shredding trees, ripping branches and tossing around most everything else, tied down or not - but not those kayaks. They sat there totally unmoved, weighted down with so much water they were like boulders on his lawn.
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Posted by: cliffjacobson on Jan-09-13 3:29 PM (EST)
Thanks for this cool tip, Wavetamer!
Posted by: wavetamer on Jan-09-13 5:54 PM (EST)
I think some fishermen in coastal villages would sink their small boats when storms approached, too. They found it easier to raise the boat from the shallows (presumably undamaged or less damaged) than from being washed ashore, away or to pieces.