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Re: Clearing lobster pot tangle
The hook knife will work from the dinghy as well. Having a mask and snorkle may help you see what you are doing from the dink.
Practice reaching the prop/shaft with the boat hook before you have to attach the hook knife and do it for real.
If you need a diver I'm sure Sea Tow will know how to find one, or since you will be in local waters doing classes on a regular basis, maybe you should google a couple now and find out from them how much it's gonna cost to get them to come to you.
If you have Sea Tow and you can cut the line from the pot they will come tow you home...or you could sail home or to an anchorage as long as there is a breeze.
1999 CATALINA 36 MKII