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Old 05-25-2015, 05:58 AM   #21
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I'll take a tank and the long hose regulator. Prefer really clean air to "who knows what". If you do it regularly, the bottom stays fairly clean, the paint lasts longer, it doesn't take very long, and isn't all that strenuous to do. If you wait for the artificial reef to form on your bottom, you might as well haul as knocking the barnacles off usually takes bottom paint with them.


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Old 05-25-2015, 10:28 AM   #22
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Which would be better?

Originally Posted by FF View Post
Shark jaws or similar might be all you need for the occasional line on the prop shaft.

Getting a line wrapped around my prop shaft is a concern. What are shark jaws? I have a survival type knife with a serrated edge, will that not work?

Can I just use my snorkel mask to cut a line off the prop or do I need a compressor or tank to do that?

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Old 05-25-2015, 11:16 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by cardude01 View Post
What are shark jaws?.....Can I just use my snorkel mask to cut a line off the prop or do I need a compressor or tank
I think using shark jaws is too dangerous and, of course, a mask and tank are quite "dull and cumbersome." (Sorry! That's the first thing that popped into my mind. )

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Old 05-25-2015, 01:15 PM   #24
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Why not just buy line cutters for your shaft?
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Old 05-25-2015, 01:22 PM   #25
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I think that's why Shark Teeth were mentioned....

But there's plenty of reasons for shallow diving and boats if you are up for it...mentally and physically.

I made a hooka and use it every so often...if I lived where the water was warmer and clearer, and less would get used much more.

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