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Name:   Lifer The author of this post is registered as a member - Email Member
Subject:   Many Years Ago on Parker Creek..
Date:   4/5/2017 6:43:45 AM

I remember it well. Back in the day when shear pins were what saved props I went to the Marina without a care in the world but hit something, probably a log, but didn't think much of it it was such a light hit, so I thought. Boat continued to run fine. I pulled into a slip gassed up and started to leave. I put her in reverse and nothing happened. After several minutes I finally figured out the prop was gone. I was baffled. I called a friend who knew lots more than me and he explained as long as I was in forward torque kept the proper in place, but when it revel in reverse it threw the prop off.

THe point is there were a bunch of kids playing at the campground and a couple had mask and fins. They came over and went diving for my prop in abiut 15 feet of water. They found it. It was Sunday so the shop at the marina was closed but a couple of the campers had spare shear pins and one luckily fit my prop. Without the kindness of strangers I would have been stranded. But that was true many times. I still pay it forward to this day. I will not pass up a stranded boat, ever!

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               Parker Creek getting trailers?? - MrHodja - 4/4/2017 6:08:54 PM
                    Parker Creek getting trailers?? - Rooster - 4/4/2017 6:21:10 PM
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                                   Parker Creek getting trailers?? - GC - 4/5/2017 12:00:05 PM
          Many Years Ago on Parker Creek.. - Mack - 4/4/2017 6:42:15 PM
               Many Years Ago on Parker Creek.. - Lifer - 4/5/2017 6:43:45 AM
               Many Years Ago on Parker Creek.. - CPH - 4/6/2017 11:15:33 AM
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          Parker Creek getting trailers?? - lakngulf - 4/5/2017 6:37:47 PM
               Parker Creek getting trailers?? - Summer Place - 4/5/2017 9:09:10 PM
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