Last salmon season, steaming near the Farallons at 16 knots, my stainless steel seat post broke almost sending me over the rail. I fish alone. The thought of watching my boat sail away, whether at 16 or 3 knots wasn’t something I was willing to accept. The ‘ALERT2 engine kill’ and a permanent ladder to get back in the boat was the answer.
Jim Colomy. F/V Destiny March 8, 2017