By: Tom Trone
How long has it been since youâ€™ve had to adjust a turn ball because it was three feet under water? Or dive a boat guide rubber at 6 am on a winter morning? Or guess where the middle of the course is? My estimate is at least a year.
Who do we have to thank for the research , development, and maintenance of the self- adjusting course?
What did it take for him to make the self-adjusting course a reality for us skiers at Hidden Anchorage? It included but not limited to:
– Many months of trial and error of many designs and different materials.
– Selling the naysayers in the club on the idea that his design was far superior to what we had become accustom to using.
– Recruiting workers to assist him in the installation and upkeep of the new and very effective design.
– After each work party taking home encrusted boat guides and pulleys and cleaning them for reuse to save the Ski Team money.
Come join us for the next work party to clean and sometimes replace parts on the self adjusting course. We always need scuba divers, boats, food for the workers, and people to assist with the above-the-water tasks.
The next time you see Bill on the dock why not ask him if he needs your help in maintaining the self-adjusting slalom course.
One extremely important issue regarding very low tides is to never tie any knots in the cords. Bill has loops in each cord for the rare occasions when the tide is very low. If you are unsure about what to do, please make the effort to contact us and we will teach you how to use the clips and loops. Tying knots in the cords will ruin the self-adjusting systems.