A lot of people do not realize that a boat DIW(dead in the water) with their calun of is a distress signal. Most places it is a law that you must stop and render aid. The MASTER and I(grasshopper) were fishing a tourney in a boat I bought and it was first time out in it. It had the old 70 H.P. Chysler on it. We were not aware that they used so much gas. We ran out had our calun off and were waving our caps at people buzzing by. They in return waved and preceded to the weigh in area. They were afraid we might of had fish to weigh in. One guy from Mt. Ida a well known pro now, stopped after the weigh in was over. On his way to meet a client to take guide fishing. He towed us to a woman and man crappy fishing that he new and they towed us on in. It was a bad hair day. I have been in two tournaments that had boating accidents, and there was deaths in both incidents. There was also alcohol involved in both. Alcohol on the water has the same effect as in an airplane. It takes a lot less to get a buzz. I spent 6 years active duty in U.S. Navy and have flown a lot; I know. I used to drink alcohol; but not even on land now. In hot summer seems like nothing better than ice cold beer from ice chest. Alchol dehydrates you and heat exhausting or heat stroke can sneak up on you before you even know it's coming. Try good ole ice cold water and it will feel refreshing too. I've had heat exhausting and I'm sure lots of you have also. I'm a DAV and a class 4 swimmer. A qualified life gaurd. I was proud to get a life gaurd job last week; but I got fired the same day. Some blue kid got me fired. You will here me speak often of the MASTER and you that know him will love him and the ones that don't know him might not understand him. Well I've wrote a book again. Take a kid fishing.