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    Hmm, don't think that's meant to be there :|

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    Hmmm, who leaves there anchors out in the middle of the ocean? SERIOUSLY!!!

    Sitting out near the shark nets, bout 500M from the shore and engine suddenly stops. iBR light comes on so though gate must have been stuck, tried override with no luck so jumped in and checked the grate, A BLOODY CHAIN AND ANCHOR!

    Lifesavers came out to see whats happening and they had some pliers with them so I got the anchor off then had to tow through different river mouth so get home cause the one we went through had too much swell to tow through.

    Finally got it home and got the grate off and hacked the rope until I could loosen the chain and get it out.

    From what I could tell is only part of the rope went through the impeller cause the chain got too wide for the tunnel which is what stopped the motor cause I was only idling at the time it stopped.

    It's running fine with no weird noises or anything just wondering if there is anything I should be checking? The only damage I could find was a bit of a chunk out of the fibreglass where the chain had dug in the stopped the motor but it isn't very bad.

    WHY WOULD SOMEONE LEAVE AN ANCHOR AND ROPE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN! HOW BLOODY UNLUCKY AM I!

    Vent done.
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    wow. By far the strangest thing sucked up i've seen for sure. I guess the rope was floating?? glad you weren't giving it throttle..

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    they were probably drunk and decided to cut it instead of pulling it in....

    I had a similar thing happen many years ago....Somebody in a boat cut their anchor rope just below the surface of the water and I went buzzing over it since I didnt see it....Stopped the motor dead and i went flying over the handlebars!!!! I came up screaming and yelling about how some dumb ass fisherman left his rope behind( there was 2 guys in a boat about 50 yards away)....

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    wow that sucks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturm215 View Post
    wow. By far the strangest thing sucked up i've seen for sure. I guess the rope was floating?? glad you weren't giving it throttle..
    Yep must have been just under the surface, I didn't see anything and the rope wasn't very thick at all!

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    i wish the mechanic in the US looked as good as the one you have looking under your ski down there in AUS.................lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyqld View Post
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    Hmmm, who leaves there anchors out in the middle of the ocean? SERIOUSLY!!!

    Sitting out near the shark nets, bout 500M from the shore and engine suddenly stops. iBR light comes on so though gate must have been stuck, tried override with no luck so jumped in and checked the grate, A BLOODY CHAIN AND ANCHOR!

    Lifesavers came out to see whats happening and they had some pliers with them so I got the anchor off then had to tow through different river mouth so get home cause the one we went through had too much swell to tow through.

    Finally got it home and got the grate off and hacked the rope until I could loosen the chain and get it out.

    From what I could tell is only part of the rope went through the impeller cause the chain got too wide for the tunnel which is what stopped the motor cause I was only idling at the time it stopped.

    It's running fine with no weird noises or anything just wondering if there is anything I should be checking? The only damage I could find was a bit of a chunk out of the fibreglass where the chain had dug in the stopped the motor but it isn't very bad.

    WHY WOULD SOMEONE LEAVE AN ANCHOR AND ROPE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN! HOW BLOODY UNLUCKY AM I!

    Vent done.
    Umm Hello Little Lady

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADAMBOMB View Post
    Umm Hello Little Lady
    +1 got to love a red headed wonder from down under

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADAMBOMB View Post
    Umm Hello Little Lady
    +5 Could it be possible that a boat had anchor out and another crossed its line and cut with prop? Been watching Wicked Tuna too much..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADAMBOMB View Post
    Umm Hello Little Lady
    Excellent attention to detail......

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