Thanks guys. The boat in the yard next to ours has the spurs and they didn't look like they would work on our boat for a couple reasons, but reminding me of them made me look again and I came up with the Prop Protector...
Prop-Protector | Rope and Weed Cutter
....It isn't quite as good as the spurs, but if it looks like it will fit between the prop and cutlass bearing when we get back I think we will order one.
I'm also thinking we will get the HOOKNIFE with a long pole like MS suggested. I can see it working on a line that is tightly wrapped as it actually has the 3 cutting edges on it ....
...two on the outside so you don't necessarily have to hook it like in the one picture. You can saw/cut the line also. I think with the long pole I could reach that area without getting in the water. Some places over on the west coast
the water isn't clear anyway. I think I'll put some marks on the hull
just above the water line to help locate the area.
If worst comes to worst I could still dive on it and we carry good knives. I just found out a couple years ago when our rode
wrapped about some brush underwater that I can't hold my breath underwater like I use to be able to
. I also have a full and partial wet suit on board and after the other deal diving
without one now also have a weight belt.
Thanks again and hopefully we never have to use any of this. So far we have avoided 10,346 crab pots in Florida