Not the safest way to clear a fouled prop

steveinak

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I gillnetted Bristol Bay back in the early 80's, we got the net caught in the wheel so we had this tender pick up the stern so we could cut the net out of the wheel. I refused to get in the raft and get under the boat so my job was to take pictures and sharpen the knives. The scuppers had theads cut into them so plugs could be screwed in and all i thought about was the threads cutting that rope and the boat falling on me in the raft:eek:
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SORTIE

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"discretion is the better part of valor"

I gillnetted Bristol Bay back in the early 80's, we got the net caught in the wheel so we had this tender pick up the stern so we could cut the net out of the wheel. I refused to get in the raft and get under the boat so my job was to take pictures and sharpen the knives. The scuppers had theads cut into them so plugs could be screwed in and all i thought about was the threads cutting that rope and the boat falling on me in the raft:eek:
you made the wise choice, Steve

commercial fishing is inherently dangerous but those two guys were "standing above their station" in Naval terms

cool pics nonetheless, thanks for sharing!
 

Crabman

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Great picture. I think if I had that option rather than swimming, call me stupid, put down the camera and keeping sharpening.
 
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