Each season I do quite a bit of solo hoop netting. So far,
knock on wood, I have not had any really dangerous/close
calls. But I was thinking about what would be good safety
practices in this situation. Things that come to mind are
to wear a PFD, have the anchor ready to deploy, have easy
access to a sharp knife, and to have an informal float plan.
I have never fallen overboard......yet......but have been
pretty close a couple of times. I have never wrapped the
prop on my boat......yet.....but have on others. And I have
never lost power at a critical moment. All of these and
more are possibilities. Any more ideas on good safety
practices for a solo hooper?