On the grid

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A fish boat on one of the three grids at the Comox Marina

While many wish they could live ‘off the grid’, the owner of this fish boat wanted to be on the grid, so he could change the propeller on his boat.

The grid is nothing more than a series of heavy timbers that are as close to level as possible, and situated so they are exposed at low tide. At high tide, you float your boat into position over the grid, and secure the boat to the dock to prevent the boat from tipping over as the tide goes out and the boat settles onto it’s keel.

No hydraulics, no electricity, no cranes – just the power of the tide at work.

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