Well: All i can say is that fishing
with a long line and lure while sailing is great, but, when your crew mate is having a nap on the fly bridge and not able to remind you when you turn on the engine
to bring in the line, well, it is so true, "stupid is as stupid does"
After finding the most perfect spot to anchor
for the night i walked back and saw the Cuban YO YO hanging off the cleat with three feet of line, not 200, thinking I hope a big ass fish
took the whole lot! But oh no, a quick swim and I new where the rest of the line went! So, pulled most of the line off the prop with a mask and snorkel but realized how bad the situation was. Got dark and had to wait till morning.
Well over coffee at sun up with only a goat laughing at me from a cliff I moved the boat to a shallower area over sand thinking that if I dropped something at least I could get it back. I had purchased a Sea Breath unit from Canada
and I can tell you it saved my butt. It took many dives and long periods underwater to clear the prop. I ended taking the prop right off to make sure the seal wasn't screwed. Needless to say the system worked great and I had lots of air. I do not have any relationship with this company at all but am so glad I bought the unit. 90 minutes to correct my error get the prop back on, and we were underway! Don't leave port without one!
I have yet to catch anything other than my prop so any experts out there please share you knowledge!