If you have ever gotten a line wrapped around your propeller on a boat with a diesel engine, you know what a nightmare it can be.

Whether it be your own anchor line, fish netting adrift at sea, crab pot lines with buoys that are too often covered in dark algae and impossible to see or any myriad of lines that can foul your propeller, it’s a problem.

Diving down with a knife often in cold water to cut the lines or worse having to get towed into shore, getting a line wrapped around a propeller is awful and something to be avoided. For any boater who has dealt with this, it is something we never want to deal with again.

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