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Old 04-18-2016, 11:42 AM
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:55 AM
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:00 PM
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What happens when you drop 2 dock chains while hooking up a new section of dock.

Water is in the low 40's and at the end of the dock the water is 20' deep. Time to suit up and go get the chains from the bottom.

Also take note of the glass water and sun

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Old 04-18-2016, 12:40 PM
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Old 04-18-2016, 01:58 PM
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Hey! We're almost neighbors. I'm in Three Lakes. I actually go past Nokomis often. Are you right off D or on the other side?
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:43 PM
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What happens when you drop 2 dock chains while hooking up a new section of dock.

Water is in the low 40's and at the end of the dock the water is 20' deep. Time to suit up and go get the chains from the bottom.

Also take note of the glass water and sun

I learned a valuable lesson a few summers ago about diving for chains: They get heavier as you get closer to the surface! My neighbor lost a chain that secures a bouy and we couldn't dive deep enough with life jackets on (no scuba gear). Took my jacket off and dove off the dock. Felt around on the bottom and found the chain, then pushed off and headed to the surface. After a few seconds I realized that I should have reached the surface by now and started to freak out. I dropped the chain and started to scramble. When I finally reached air I thought "Man, that was a dumb idea".
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:45 PM
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I learned a valuable lesson a few summers ago about diving for chains: They get heavier as you get closer to the surface! My neighbor lost a chain that secures a bouy and we couldn't dive deep enough with life jackets on (no scuba gear). Took my jacket off and dove off the dock. Felt around on the bottom and found the chain, then pushed off and headed to the surface. After a few seconds I realized that I should have reached the surface by now and started to freak out. I dropped the chain and started to scramble. When I finally reached air I thought "Man, that was a dumb idea".
I'd just cut my losses and go get another chain, especially since our water visibility is essentially zero.
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:54 PM
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my neighbor has dropped things in the water enough over the years that he has a large magnet attached to a long pole and can usually get keys and other things pretty easily. Not in 20' but 12' or less I would guess.
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:01 PM
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my neighbor has dropped things in the water enough over the years that he has a large magnet attached to a long pole and can usually get keys and other things pretty easily. Not in 20' but 12' or less I would guess.
Sorry for your inconvenience. I can appreciate your frustration. I did that with the anchor chain on the swim raft...twice. Fortunately my much younger grand-daughter was up and found it. Dark water as well. Now I just tie a one gallon plastic container at the other end and let 'er go. Never again. Best wishes.
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