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Old 01-22-2015, 06:18 PM   #1
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kelp protection for stabilizer fin shafts

Perhaps this has been discussed before but I haven't seen the thread:

Looking for best way to protect stabilizer fins from kelp and crab pot lines. I've seen inverted "shark fins," a concave shaped cutting blade, and a built-up appendage on the hull forward of the fin to deflect kelp. Any thoughts on what works best?
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:23 PM   #2
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Thank you, Oliver. May I assume it has worked well?
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kelp protection for stabilizer fin shafts

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Thank you, Oliver. May I assume it has worked well?
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Couldn't tell you if it does,we don't have kelp on this coast. Never have ran over a crab pot either.
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Greetings,
Mr. 4'. "Never have ran over a crab pot either." That you're AWARE of. On one occasion of having our hull scraped by a diver he removed about a 2' section, of what I suspect as being crab trap line, from around our prop.
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I see how that shape would work to allow pot lines and kelp to slide off the fin. But it seems like you would have to make the fins quiet a bit larger to compensate for their shape in order for them to as effective as the traditional fin shape is.
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