Plastic bags

Haven't-a-Clue

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Coming back from Lymington yesterday we were just passing the CG office on the Hamble when the engine went all lumpy, fortunately we were only running at 1800 rpm, the outboard looked as if it was trying to jump off the transom. Pulled over to a vacant pontoon and killed the engine, tilted and found a plastic bag about the size of a bin liner wrapped around the prop hub. We managed to remove it and normal service was resumed and yes we threw the bag away when we got back and moored up. Should we have kept it as evidence?
 

Ceirwan

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I'd guess, not a plastic bag on its own wouldn't be much proof.
A photo of it round the prop would have been better i guess...
 

hshaky

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How about a blue plastic bag, made out of the sort of material ground sheets are hade of, picked up on one prop 30 miles off Paimpol same off both Guernsey and Jersey at 1800 hrs.

Not good as rest way on one engine
 

peter60

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if you find ANY dangerous material at sea try to identify the vessel it has come from not always possible but i did once on a floating roap caught in my rop with a bobber on it with the boat No on HE PAID for his mistake
 
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