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milkmania
10-06-2005, 12:47 AM
....less than $10.00 USD


Allied MArine Retrieval Magnet
http://www.boatersworld.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=3112428&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10051


although the website claims 80 pounds, the package claims 110 pounds*

*maximum is based on smooth flat steel


going to look for my keys, while the lake is down:D

Leroy
10-06-2005, 12:52 AM
Metal detector might be useful also!

milkmania
10-06-2005, 12:58 AM
Metal detector might be useful also!

but, it's over ten feet underwater....near the dock/ramp:cry:

sizzler
10-06-2005, 02:29 AM
i used one of those magnets to find my buddies keys that i dropped in the lake :eek:

milkmania
10-06-2005, 03:48 AM
i used one of those magnets to find my buddies keys that i dropped in the lake :eek:

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Hoff1
10-06-2005, 07:40 AM
A friend of mine used one of those to find his keys as well They were over 100 feet deep. Got it on the first try, cracked open beer immediately after.

ski_king
10-06-2005, 07:42 AM
Hey, maybe you can also use it to go fishing for steelheads

shepherd
10-06-2005, 08:44 AM
Hey, maybe you can also use it to go fishing for steelheads

:D :D :D :D



...ummm, those are FISH, right?

dog paw
10-06-2005, 08:44 AM
Steelheads :D That magnet saved my butt a few weeks ago when I dropped a lower unit drain plug into the lake out of my buddy's outdrive. I figured it was stainless and was a lost cause but it must of had enough steel in the mix for the magnet to get it. Picked it up on the first drop.

shepherd
10-06-2005, 08:46 AM
Imagine the stuff you would find if you went trolling around the marina with one of those :rolleyes: .

milkmania
10-06-2005, 10:36 AM
Imagine the stuff you would find if you went trolling around the marina with one of those :rolleyes: .

now, THAT's what I'm talkin' bout':D

Ric
10-06-2005, 11:51 AM
but, it's over ten feet underwater....near the dock/ramp:cry:
Milk, what are we looking for exactly?

too bad we didnt have metal cupholders in the 197 :mad:

milkmania
10-06-2005, 12:03 PM
Milk, what are we looking for exactly?

too bad we didnt have metal cupholders in the 197 :mad:

I lost my keys earlier this summer at lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma....
my electronic door lock remote, my town's Civic Center keys, my receiver hitch pin key, keys for three vehicles and two houses.

it was near the ramp/dock, and now the lake is down 12.5 feet from normal.

I went straight to wal-mart to buy one of the magnets, but everyone there looked at me like I was stoooopid and I gave up and had as many keys as possible remade....
so now it's more of an idea that I want to conquer this lake!!!:rant:


:purplaugh

Ric
10-06-2005, 12:05 PM
I lost my keys earlier this summer at lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma....
my electronic door lock remote, my town's Civic Center keys, my receiver hitch pin key, keys for three vehicles and two houses.

it was near the ramp/dock, and now the lake is down 12.5 feet from normal.

I went straight to wal-mart to buy one of the magnets, but everyone there looked at me like I was stoooopid and I gave up and had as many keys as possible remade....
so now it's more of an idea that I want to conquer this lake!!!:rant:


:purplaugh
I've always seen those and wondered if they really worked and what I could find on the bottom of different lakes with it. I still have an anchor in the bottom of lake belton somewhere!

I would imagine you need to stow it farrr away from your perfect pass :eek:

milkmania
10-06-2005, 12:16 PM
I would imagine you need to stow it farrr away from your perfect pass :eek:

and you're floppy disks, your hard drives, your monitors, your kids, the dog....etc:purplaugh