Originally Posted by Bkay
Thanks Chris. My water depth is around 4' at MLW and a little less at extreme winter low tides. Do you think that's too shallow for something like your Kasco? I'd guess I would have to have it 8-12 inches from the bottom.
We were sitting on the bottom, the other day when I went down to check... and of course that meant the de-icer was, too. I just shortened the tethers on the de-icer so that it's still slightly suspended at dead low tide. Which in turn means it's probably a foot or maybe 18" off the bottom at normal low tides.
One of our tethers is on the boat, the other on the end of our fixed finger pier... so de-icer depth varies as the boat moves. Not much science to my approach; just making sure there's no slack on the tethers so they don't get all balled up in the prop.
Probably easier to put both tethers on the fixed dock, if that gives you a useful location.
Most of the boats there this year are NOT running a de-icer, seem to be doing fine too...