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post #4 of Old 06-19-2012
Brent Swain
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Re: Tips and tricks for getting rid of crab/lobster floats

Put a line cutter on your prop shaft and forget about them. I have a blade , bolted to the front of my aperture, running down at a 45 degree angle, just touching the prop hub. Any line trying to wrap around this blade is instantly sliced.
Cutting the odd crab pot line is just a part of cruising. If they want to save their pots, they should keep them out of main channels. We cruisers should not have to bear the costs of such foolishness (bent prop shafts, wrecked trannys and bell housings, etc.).

Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
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