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nemalibu

Rope wrapped around the prop shaft

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nemalibu

So today I am out there with my family and another family. A great deal is going on (skiing, wake boarding, tubing, kids need to go back to the dock to use the bathroom) the tube is on the sun pad and I fail to notice the tube rope slip off the swim platform. We are backing away from the dock and the engine stops all of a sudden. I realize what has happened.

Lucky for me, I read the "recommended gear list" posting on this site and I have a swim mask with me. Lots of holding my breath and unwrapping the line and 15 minutes later we are at it again.

I can't say enough good about the Recommeded Gear List thread.

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electricjohn

Happened to me once and the rope melted and fused itself back together around the shaft. Luckily the leatherman tool has a sharp knife in it. A six foot piece of tubing would have been nice to put on my snorkel though.

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javamans

take off the swim platform in the water with some help, made it much easier for me......

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BB LSV
Happened to me once and the rope melted and fused itself back together around the shaft. Luckily the leatherman tool has a sharp knife in it. A six foot piece of tubing would have been nice to put on my snorkel though.

Same thing happend to me before, a knife is a must.

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dalt1

If you have a portable ballast bag pump, you already have a piece of tube you can use to breathe through. That's what I plan on using if needed.

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bu2007vlx

A knife and a swim mask is on the list with the first aid kit on all our boats in the past. Glad everything worked out!!!

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NorCaliBu
If you have a portable ballast bag pump, you already have a piece of tube you can use to breath through. That's what I plan on using if needed.

Be sure to breathe in through your mouth but out through your nose, otherwise you're just rebreathing the same air, which will become oxygen depleted. Shocking.gif That ain't good. No.gif

I'm sure you already knew that but maybe somebody didn't. Whistling.gif

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bigD

It seems like it's always a tube rope. I guess the don't float Dontknow.gif

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live2ski423
I can't say enough good about the Recommeded Gear List thread.

Help! I can't find this thread! Anyone have the list??? I sure could have used that mask when our rope got caught Whistling.gif

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mtaylor
It seems like it's always a tube rope. I guess the don't float Dontknow.gif

Our tube rope was sucked in, too. Luckily we were near the dock at the time.

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NorCaliBu
It seems like it's always a tube rope.

Maybe that speaks to the driving skills of tube pullers... Crazy.gif

Tomato.gif Relax. I was just Tease2.gif ...........sort of. :lol:

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Adam

Same with me, I was out on Don Pedro with some family... the boat started to feel a little wierd after leaving the marina... and we were missing a buoy... We are out wake-boarding and while driving, the steering wheel shook pretty bad, and the boat felt sluggish... we decided to call it a day (since we had been there all day) and wanted to figure out what was going wrong.. I thought the prop was bent a bit or something.. well i put it on the trailer and there was a rope from the buoy we had lost wrapped around the shaft!! DOH!!

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bigD
It seems like it's always a tube rope.

Maybe that speaks to the driving skills of tube pullers... Crazy.gif

Tomato.gif Relax. I was just Tease2.gif ...........sort of. :lol:

Whistling.gif

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1FootDan

I keep a pair of goggles in my gear bag. Cheap and do nat tkae much room...

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SacRiverRat

Also - keep the rope in the boat (vs the swim platform), and you'll be able to keep an eye on it

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VinRLX
Also - keep the rope in the boat (vs the swim platform), and you'll be able to keep an eye on it

Good rule to follow for skis as well. My wife occasionally leaves her ski on the platform when she's done. . .

Lots of fun asking the fishermen from Deliverance if we could have it back. Shocking.gif

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1FootDan
Also - keep the rope in the boat (vs the swim platform), and you'll be able to keep an eye on it

Good rule to follow for skis as well. My wife occasionally leaves her ski on the platform when she's done. . .

Lots of fun asking the fishermen from Deliverance if we could have it back. Shocking.gif

My wife did that with a new pair of Connelly Claw gloves... only found one though. I did it once with a pair of shoe skis, luckily I found both.

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