By Christopher Swanhart
Word of mouth, the grapevine, scuttlebutt, back fence talk … there are many terms for what we call dock talk in our industry (or dock lore when it’s been around long enough). It is inevitable and can even be beneficial. We want people talking about all the wonderful products we use, the latest technology and the newest boats on the water. It also provides an avenue for open discussion, and a lot can be learned when people share experiences and lessons learned.