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post #19 of Old 01-23-2013
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Re: Why I like a full keel

wrecked a maxprop on a psc 34 picking up a line in a mooring field.Ouch hurt the pocketbook. First time in 30+ years wrecked a prop. best advice I got long ago was if about to go over line or pick up a line put it neutral right away. Ideally prop shouldn't be spinning. Have some form of line cutter installed. there's a device ( don't remember where to get it) which is a sharp metal v. it has a edge on the inside and is attached to a pole. it allows you to cut away the line from your deck most times. ( depends on your beam and where te prop/strut is). Captain's ?
think it's obvious folding prop when folded is least likely to pick up lines with feathering next and fixed most at danger. thnk prop as important as keel. think all sailboats at risk . see them in the middle of Mass Bay, bouyed channels. don't need to go to Maine.would love harbormasters to at least clear the channels. Plymouth MA real bad

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