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post #13 of Old 01-29-2013
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Re: I love to learn the hard way!!!

Last year a friend and I (The friend that got me hooked) were out in a good blow on his Irwin 44 and we went to fire up the diesel when the prop was fouled. A couple of shots to try and free it up and suddenly...BANG and it was free.

Of course the bang was one of his stanchions ripping out of the deck. It turns out that we forgot to stow the main halyard and it was running over the lifelines and was dragging behind the boat. That was what fouled the prop so it was an expensive lesson learned.

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