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Old 07 October 2012, 17:11   #1
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well this lot stopped us dead from 30 odd knots! Spun tight onto the prop. A beggar to cut free even on a calm day and with friends alongside. Without them we would have had to put one person in the water, and on a rough weather trip that doesnt really bear thinking about. Knife on a stick might help.
All that b****y water and we had to run over that particular bit!
Might buy me a better knife I think.
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Old 07 October 2012, 17:25   #2
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Yep .. on a smaller motor it was a black bin bag that did me the damage .. and as you say .. in the middle of nowhere In fairness it was in a calm tidal slack that had a meter or two of foam strip on the surface, so I am much more cautious when I cross through that stuff, if I see it now

Was the motor alright ?
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Old 07 October 2012, 17:27   #3
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Might buy me a better knife I think.
I have one of these... good for ribs as no sharp point but would carve through rope in seconds...
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Old 07 October 2012, 17:39   #4
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I have one of these... good for ribs as no sharp point but would carve through rope in seconds...


That looks the business mind don't it, what it's make etc
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Old 07 October 2012, 17:44   #5
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Old 07 October 2012, 18:32   #6
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well this lot stopped us dead from 30 odd knots! Spun tight onto the prop. A beggar to cut free even on a calm day and with friends alongside. Without them we would have had to put one person in the water, and on a rough weather trip that doesnt really bear thinking about. Knife on a stick might help.
All that b****y water and we had to run over that particular bit!
Might buy me a better knife I think.

same thing happened to me few yr back stoped 38ft hard boat 240hp V penta with 50 passangers on board, rope cutter on shaft didn't stand a chance, anchor dwn had to call divers out, took them an hr to free us.
knife gaffer'd on a stick/boat hook wouldn't have helped there of cause, but with a rib that's a good idea.
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Old 08 October 2012, 10:25   #7
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I know what you mean , i ran over my mates fishing line and it took us a while to sort it out , I hit neutral as soon as i saw what i had done but it still wnt inside the prop and around the shaft

ended up taking the prop off to be sure which even from another boat is not easy in an almost flat sea ,

Getting the tight split pin out of the nut was the hardest part ,

as for cutting the line small wire cutters were more useful than a big knife blade
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My write up (not much wriring though) on this knife:
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Old 08 October 2012, 12:35   #9
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I carry a cheap junior hacksaw in the boat tool kit for stuff the knife can't handle,
Started doing that after a mate of mine got some discarded wire cable/rope from a saiing boats mast around his prop.
Will also cut through wire fishing traces that the side cutter on the pliers won't go through .
it will also cut through large diameter rope such as ships mooring /tow lines .
i usually find it easier with the sib to just remove the prop though I once had a few yards of mono fishing net around found it was easier to bring the whole engine into the boat and remove it that way than reaching out at arms length .
Though I run a long shaft engine I do have another 6 inch further to reach out .

Has come for in other purposes too once came across a drifting speedboater that had a snapped shear pin , as he dident have any spares I cut him one down from a 4 inch nail .
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Old 08 October 2012, 15:04   #10
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Yes,also find Hacksaw can be the best (fastest) at times.
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