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Old 15-11-2013, 12:58   #436

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Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

Its 55 degrees. And yes on mask, no wetsuit.

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Originally Posted by scoobert View Post
I cant find a diver or marina to get the line out....
Suck it up big're a diver now!!!

In all seriousness, these things will happen at the worst possible time....

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Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

Wet suit, weight belt, fins and goggles. Part of the tool list on a cruising boat. Most of us have been there. Went through what looked like seaweed once, it turned out to be a thick polypropylene line with seaweed growing on it.

You don't need a diver. Sometimes if you get about thirty people on the bow the prop will come out of the water and you can get at it from your dink.
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It doesn't usually take long to cut stuff loose. Figuring out how it's wrapped and which way to work it loose takes the most time. Then it's cut but not you. Getting the bow down is a great idea. Calm water is best. If you can find the end put a tag line on it. One person pulls while another hand cranks the shaft in reverse. Okay unless it's double backed and really fowl. Check that the shaft hasn't slipped in the coupler. Good luck.
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Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

We had a dingy painter get caught around the prop of a boat sailing with us-- the DH dove under and cut it away....of course we were in the BVI. The only funny thing was his head ended up blue on to from rubbing the bottom paint!
Suggest you get a wet suit and fins....this could happen again and we often have to dive under to scrape bottom or check on things anyway. Certainly not a waste of money if you plan on cruising.
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It happens to us all eventually, Scoob.

Buy a wetsuit and get in the water. Think of it as practice because it will happen again.

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I took my kids cruising in November once. Had just splashed in the yard, but forgot to put the cotter pin through the shaft. The water was high forties and it was dark and muddy, had to feel it in there. Every time I came up for air the kids would cheer me on.

I own a wet suit now, and use it a lot. I don't pay people to swim under my boat, although they provide an important service to many. Instead of paying a diver, see if you can get a suit. You will use it, and save money for a diver over time.

This is a good point to consider when heading offshore. Little stuff like this will shut the boat down. If you are offshore Hatteras, with impending weather, and you foul the prop, what do you do? It's often the little stuff that starts the cascade, not rogue containers or whales like we read about.

Careful with the cold water, and WEAR GLOVES while working down there always. Barnacles will tear you up, and the infections can be serious. You will get comfortable under the boat after a few dives. Without a weight belt you will work very hard to stay down. You'll be surprised how exhausting it can be to do these jobs underwater, or just getting the wetsuit on and off
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Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

A lot of good long-term advice here, but Scoobert is apparently floating (presumably anchored) in shallow Barnegat Bay with no engine power and not within walking distance of a Walmart.

I've freed a prop, too, but in Ft. Myers in the summertime, and it was still, as cheoah says, exhausting.

Don't kill yourself, Scoobert. This may be the time to call Sea Tow.
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This is it, Scoob. If you can't clear your own prop, you shouldn't be out there. So, show us all that you are capable of solving this common problem.

Get warm water and hot water bottles ready for your exit from the water, put your mask on, tie your knife to your wrist, HTFU and then DO IT!

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Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

If no mask is available I myself would go the SeaTow and nearest haul out yard route as that is an towing option. If a yard has a haul out it may have a diver or you can catch a cab to get a wetsuite. Do you have a knife with a lanyard?
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Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

Sea Tow should be a source to get a diver. If not, I would bet a call to a local West Marine would find a name. Don't try it yourself without the right equipment.
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I have never used a mask. This is more about feel and even more about how friggin cold it is. I think I would be shoving hot water bottles into my wet suit. Try calling some NJ dive shops. New Jersey Scuba Diving Shops here is a list of some.

A & H Aquatic Adventures
1041 Glassboro Road, Suite E4
Monroe Business Center
Williamstown, N.J. 08096
Phone: (856) 629-8021 Fax: (856) 629-8031

AArdvark Scuba
12 Lanesmill Rd
Brick, NJ 08724

Acrotech Scuba
617 Ridge Road
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Phone: 201-340-2281

American Diving Supply
Old name - East Coast Diving Supply
1002 New Road (Route 9)
Northfield, NJ 08225
Phone: 609-646-5090
Fax: 609-641-5762

Aqua Tech Scuba Center
479 Route 38 West
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Phone: 800-216-3483 856-482-1996

An Underwater Connection
15 Riccis Drive
Jackson, NJ 08527
(732) 534-0633

Atlantic Divers
2905 Fire Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Phone: 609-641-7722

Atlantic Spear & Scuba
69 Channel Dr.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, 08742
732-740-2554 / 732-892-2058

Blue Water Divers Inc.
(Was Underwater Sports)
201 Route 17 South
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Phone: 201-843-3340

Cedar Grove Divers Supply
492 Pompton Ave (Route 23 South)
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Phone: 973 - 857-1748 Fax: 973 - 857-9244

Chatham Water Sports
4 Lincoln Place
Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: 973-966-8858

Diver's Two
1 Main Street
Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ 07717
Phone: 732-776-7755

Dosil's Scuba Center
261 Route 36 East
Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732-787-0508 or 1-800-653-4837
Fax: 732-787-0578

East Coast Diving Center
275 Spring Valley Road
Morganville, NJ 07751
Phone: 732-591-9374 Fax: 732-591-1420

Elite Divers Inc
81 Rt.10 East
Randolph, N.J. 07869
Phone 973-586-2214
Fax 973-586-1319
Under new ownership 1/2011 - New address 5/1/2012

Handicapped Scuba Association of NJ
16 Afton Rd.
Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: 732-928-0461

Hoboken Dive Center
300 Park Ave (corner of 3rd & Park)
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-795-3483

Hunterdon Scuba Center
252 Route 202/31
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: (908) 806-0555

Kunuku Dive & Travel
327Third Ave
Alpha, NJ 08865
Phone: 908-454-3577

Lakeland Divers
34 Ridgedale Ave (Riverwalk Plaza)
East Hanover, NJ 07936
Phone: 973-887-0194

Lang's Ski N'Scuba
1757 North Olden Ave. Ext.
Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone: 609-538-1970

Ocean Explorers
180 Lafayette Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837-2407
Phone: 732-906-8400

Ocean Spirit Aquatics
off I-295, exit 21
530 Crown Point Road
Deptford, NJ 08086
Phone: 856-202-5402
Professional Divers Inc
MOVED to just south of Kelly's! (1/2 mile south of old location)
13 State Hwy 35 South
Neptune City, NJ 07753
Phone: 732-775-8292

Scuba Adventures
94 Quaker Ave.
Randolph, NJ 07869
Phone: 973-366-2515
Fax: 973-366-2587

Scuba Connection
Mountain View Plaza
856 Route 206
Hillsborough NJ 08844
Phone: 908-359-1250

Scuba Learning Center SDI/TDI/ERDI
484 Route 17 North
Paramus, NJ 07653
Phone: 201-261-8700

Scuba Network NEW 2013
453 Rt 23 South
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
Phone: 973-256-0555

Sea Dwellers of NJ
Captain Ted Masotti - General Manager
231 Herbert Avenue
Closter, NJ 07624
Phone: 201-564-7571
Fax: 201-564-7572

The Dive Shop
1749 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Treasure Cove Divers
407 South Ave. West
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-654-8808

Underwater Adventures Dive Center
508 Millburn Avenue
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 258-1300

480 Route 17 North
Paramus, New Jersey 07652
201 261 8700

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Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

Well the diver called me late last night, he will be here tomorrow.

A few notes.
I am docked.
I have 0 scuba training. Thou i will most likely get my training this winter.
I have a mask and snorkle, no diver flag. I will not go under a moving boat with a current when i am untrained.
We called seatow, who called the coastguard to tow us in... Lol
Tomorrow we should be sailing again.
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Very wise decision Scoob.


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