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post #40 of Old 09-12-2013
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Re: Learned something(s) today

Have I missed something? Isn't the only thing you have to do is to free a line from your prop?

Looking at the line drawing of your boat, your prop is pretty accessible from above the water... From a dinghy, you should have a pretty good chance of being able to cut it free using a hook knife, or any large serrated blade clamped to a boat pole...

Even in the murky waters of coastal NJ, with the aid of a look bucket, you should be able to cut it free... Better yet, if you have trouble seeing it during the day, try it at night using a strong searchlight, you should be able to see the prop well enough...

Seems as least worth a try, it's nuts to haul a boat simply to free a line from the prop... One of the things I like most about my boat - like yours, my prop is very accessible, even from above the water surface... I rate that as a highly desirable feature in a cruising boat, and one of the biggest downsides of the current trend towards saildrives, in my view...

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