Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-23-2012, 07:36 PM   #21
Guru
 
refugio's Avatar
 
City: Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club
Vessel Name: Lulu (Refugio sold)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,284
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.
refugio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #22
Guru
 
jleonard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,318
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.
__________________
Jay Leonard

New Port Richey,Fl
jleonard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 08:54 AM   #23
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,271
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.
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
https://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 10:59 AM   #24
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: Ft Pierce
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 24,261
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonstruck View Post
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...
psneeld is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012