Re: TRIP REPORT - STAR OF SCOTALND & THE LINE FROM HELL


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Posted by Patrick on May 05, 2005 at 10:54:38:

In Reply to: Re: TRIP REPORT - STAR OF SCOTALND & THE LINE FROM HELL posted by Captain Tim on May 05, 2005 at 09:30:10:

Tim wrote: "Always carry a knife or something to cut with."

Tim, that goes without saying. I usually carry at least three "blades" every dive. That said, typically, with monofiliment up to say 25#, I can break it by hand (single strands), and most of the time it is just a strand or two that will catch on a strap, buckle or other piece of gear. I had never encountered something with the size and look of sewing thread with the strength and durability of this spiderwire stuff.

As bad as it was getting wrapped in a ghost section of monofiliment gillnet near the Olympic several years ago, the cutting out was not particularly difficult. It just required calm evaluation of the situation and patience in cutting that damned nasty stuff off. But even in that case, though I did cut out, I could (and did) break the single strands by hand. If they ever start making nets of this spiderwire stuff the environment is really going to take a hit.

Stay wet.


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