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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?
 

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a mask and wetsuit might not be a bad idea. if you do end up wrapping a net in the prop really bad and have to go in to cut it out, you might be glad you have and a mask to see what's going on down there. and a wetsuit would have keep you warm (and afloat).

Gettin' Ugly
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LMFACO!

I'd somehow knock the transom annnnd the motor off my boat before
doing what you described. Then I'd paddle . . somehow . . what was
left of the rest of my boat back to the launch ramp. What the ?
was Mike thinking that night?

You need an upgade to a boat where ropes come off easier,
orrrrrrrrr THE Captain makes sure he doesn't . . JMO of course.

John.
Parker 2320 'FloMar'.
 

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Very funny guys........somwhow I knew this would have to come
up. Yes the mask, wetsuit and light stick is a good idea, but
there may be some other things to consider as well. And things
other than shrinkage. LOL
 
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