It was a frantic phone call, late in the day here in San Diego, on May 30th from Bermuda. No names were exchanged, but I could hear a lot of noise & commotion in the background. The caller frantically said his Scale Master was reading overload as they were trying to weigh a fish. What could he do? He sounded intent, on edge. We determined he had a Scale Master II, one our dual range tournament scales, and that he had it in the low range. Easy fix. In this case, they were weighing something over 200# and needed to switch the scale into the high range. I told him to press the range button to get rid of the decimal point. After that, all was good and we signed off. I could hear the relief in the callerâ€™s voice. All in a dayâ€™s work and I was happy IWS-ScaleMaster was available for Customer support at any time.
The next day, going thru my Facebook feed, I read a story about the 10th Grander of the year weighed in Bermuda via granderwatch.fishmonster.com. We at IWS are always interested in the triumphs that take place in the fishing world; whether for World Records, tournaments or recreation. I read the article of this epic 1289# Blue Marlin. Then the light bulb went off! This was THE fish the frantic caller was trying to weigh the day before. The photos showed what a big beauty this was and how it dwarfed the 60â€™ Bertram â€œSeafariâ€. I saw the ScaleMaster II in its yellow case in the posted pictures and video from â€˜SaltWater Sportsmanâ€™â€¦this was the scale that weighed the Blue Marlin!
I guess the moral of this self-promoting story isâ€¦.donâ€™t leave the dock without a Scale Master and if you doâ€¦.make sure the dock, marina, weigh station or another Captain has one when you pull back in. You just never know when you are going to need a Scale Master!