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Anyone carry or use a Marine Magnet in thier boat?

http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0002062010287a.shtml

I just bought one today. Its super strong(I believe it will pick up up to 110lbs) and weighs 3-4 lbs itself. I wanna try trolling it along the bottom to see just what kind of things I can retrieve that have been lost overboard. Who knows maybe ill pull up some crankbaits that need a good cleaning and just thier hooks replaced. It might be interesting to see what I pull up. What is everyones thoughts on this? I used one at Belton Lake In Texas to retrieve a snap-on Ratchet,extension and socket a guy lost overboard when he was tuning his boat .

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Thats awesome dude.  Just make sure to not put it up to your electric stuff like an iPod or cell phone.

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should find some nice objects and some not so nice.....I remember lifting about a 5lb magnet from Earth Science 15 years ago....thought I'd use it for all kinds of stuff but only used it to fool with company when they'd come over :: hey bet you can't pick up that metal bar off the table....oh yea how much?::   :D

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While working for a past employer, we used rare-earth magnets that were icredably strong for their weight and size - not to mention expensive.  I would strongly advise you to keep your credit cards at least three feet away from the magnet.

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Good idea, be sure to post pictures of what you find.

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Last year I was fishing at a local lake over my lunch hour and noticed this guy trolling around in circles - I could see he was dragging something and thought maybe he had an aqua view of somethning -- after a while he came closer to where I was fishing from the bank and told me he had dropped a rod/reel out of his boat the day before and was searching for it with a magnet.  When he pulled it up, there was a bass hooked on the spinner bait  :D  Probably a pretty cool idea if you want to take the time away from fishing, no telling what you might find -- Jimmy Hoffa is still out there somewhere.

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He doesn't use a magnet, but the local TV channel had a little thing on a guy that scuba dives on the bottom of "party cove" at Lake of the Ozarks.  Amazing some of the stuff he finds.  Besides tons on beads, he's found quite a bit of expensive jewelry, watches, lawn chairs, you name it.  

I would definitely drag that magnet around any and all swimming beaches, around public boat docks and boat ramp courtesy docks.  

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Went out and tried it today. Got stuck on something metal wedged in the rocks at the dam on the lake. I ended up puilling it free though. I just couldnt pry myself away from fishing long enough to monkey around with that Magnet. Theres always next time though. When I make a decent discovery,I will be sure to post it here.

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Went out and tried it today. Got stuck on something metal wedged in the rocks at the dam on the lake. .

Wonder what happens if you get it stuck onto a car or a metal drain cover? Something that ain't coming up. Maybe even a lost boat engine.

Although you might be able to get an engine up.

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