I have been called both ~ I think they’re opposite sides of the same coin for me. My brain is always looking for the easy way out.
So when you have a Boston Whaler that needs to come out of the water for engine work & you can’t motor it around because of said engine work & you don’t really feel like towing it around to the local ramp on a rainy, crappy day, what do you do?
Well, if you’re me, you call your buddy with a tow truck (those years in the industry had to be good for SOMETHING!) and have him pluck it from the water. Greg always says that I’m like a guy with a hammer ~ every problem starts to look like a nail. Or something like that. Only for me, every problem can be solved with a couple of winches on the back of an International.
STEP ONE: Call buddy and arrange for him to be there at high tide. Which isn’t the high high tide; it’s the low high tide. But since the high high tide is at nearly midnight, you understand that you would probably be pushing the boundaries of friendship if you insisted on that one. Make do with what you have.
STEP TWO: Get the boat rigged so you can lift it over the log which is stuck in the mud. These problems would not exist if you had a good high tide, but you’d also be working by headlamp. It’s always a tradeoff.
STEP FOUR: Up and over the pilings nice and easy, congratulating yourself on being such a smart individual and once again, affirming the fact that a with a good enough winch, you can move the universe. Or at least the parts you need to haul around with you.