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Old 07-23-2012, 08:36 PM   #21
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My Spare Air is truly for an emergency (I have the refill kit as well) and I hope to never have to use it. Actually <gulp> I need to send it in and get it recertified - 3000psi is nothing to get blasse about.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:56 PM   #22
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In CT, the pot bouys are sometimes dragged underwater by the current. You caqn't see them until it's too late.
In my 20 plus years, I tangled one once, it csame off 1 mile later when I stopped and went into reverse.
I cut 3 lines with my "spurs" that I know of.
Yes we try to avoid them, however it is not always possible.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:54 AM   #23
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I ran over a crab or fish trap in Terry Cove behind Perdido Pass. It was unmarked in shallow water. The metal trap wrapped around the prop and shaft of my Blackfin. I go over board, and cut it off with wire cutters. It was so tightly wound that it took over an hour to free it. Shaft cutters would not have helped. It was all metal. The 500 ft lbs of torque on the Cat engine really spooled it up. I was afraid of losing a transmission, but it was OK.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #24
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I ran over a crab or fish trap in Terry Cove behind Perdido Pass. It was unmarked in shallow water. The metal trap wrapped around the prop and shaft of my Blackfin. I go over board, and cut it off with wire cutters. It was so tightly wound that it took over an hour to free it. Shaft cutters would not have helped. It was all metal. The 500 ft lbs of torque on the Cat engine really spooled it up. I was afraid of losing a transmission, but it was OK.
You are lucky and a bit good!

Reread my post 17 where I described the new crab traps having a 6 foot long piece of rebar in them...no cutting that baby out with mask and snorkle...
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