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Old 25 August 2012, 14:16   #11
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When I do Cover/Rescue Stuff where people might end up in the water, I have home-made a propeller-cover. I have never needed it to date, but it puts your mind at rest.

Though, it wouldn't have made any differences in this case. I doubt that you use a propellor guard in the open sea..
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When I do Cover/Rescue Stuff where people might end up in the water, I have home-made a propeller-cover. I have never needed it to date, but it puts your mind at rest.
That concerns me because:

(1) how do you know how effective a home made prop guard is? could it actually present an entrapment risk etc.
(2) the fact it puts your (or anyone else's) mind at rest means you/they may be taking bigger risks than they need to be.

There are a few threads here on prop guards if you search for them you might find interesting reading.
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Thats an interesting view.

I'll keep that in mind when building a new one for the next outboard.
As i said, i've never needed it. Though, i have never dealt with any people unconcious, just with capsized sailing boats, and people floating around who could still paddle to the boat.
Same, all my rescue trials were done on flat water.

I've tested the cage with a stick though, but you're right, it might have been a bad idea.
The new outboard on the new boat will stay cover-free then and i'll drive extra-careful
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Thank you very much for the link - The next outboard will definitly be without prop guard.
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