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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #20 on: Dec 28, 2012, 04:56 PM »
i use a water-keeled duck decoy for my throw rope, had an extra one hanging around.  strung the line through the keel, then tied a loop about 2 ft up for an extra hand hold.

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #21 on: Dec 29, 2012, 12:31 AM »
I have 40' of 1/2 nylon with a 12-14'' piece of 1 1/4'' pvc tied in a loop at one end; looks like a toe rope for water skiing. Keeps the end open so an arm can fit through and provides weight for tossing. Also have a loop tied to the other end for maintaining possession. Probably will do some practice tomorrow, and I agree with the underhand delivery, at least for me. Stay safe all!

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #22 on: Dec 29, 2012, 09:20 AM »
I have always taken a rope with me ice fishing. I must admit that after reading these posts, I do not know if my rope floats. I also do not have anything tied to the end for throwing. The tips about throwing underhand and standing on the rope are excellent. Thank you guys!!

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #23 on: Jan 31, 2013, 08:18 PM »
There a lot of good info here. I will be making a throw before my next trip.

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #24 on: Feb 01, 2013, 08:14 PM »
This should be turned into a sticky. Many excellent ideas.

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #25 on: Feb 02, 2013, 11:41 AM »
50' of soft polyester anchor rope with a rubber keel roller on one end of a loop for weight in tossing distance.

                                   

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #26 on: Feb 02, 2013, 05:57 PM »
Lots of good advice, makes a person think. Thanks for getting the wheels turning!  :clap:

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #27 on: Feb 25, 2013, 06:45 PM »
 Good Idea/

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #28 on: Dec 24, 2013, 01:35 PM »
Lots of good ideas here.

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #29 on: Dec 24, 2013, 01:48 PM »
My plan is to use a commercial bag with with a 5-6mm climbing rope. Idea is to connect a small bouy on one end for weight/float and to use a (real) carbiner to clip the other end to the rack on the snowmobile. If the machine ever goes through I can us it as a recovery rope  ;).
                       

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #30 on: Dec 26, 2013, 07:14 AM »
Glad to see more safety awareness than in the past. I have always used the life ring attached to fifty feet of floating line and fortunately have never needed it. One thing I do differently, I have a pair of floating spike handles tucked under a rubber band on the ring as well as another set on the opposite end strapped to a bowline loop. If the victim has enough strength to use the spikes it makes rescue easier, plus the extra set means I can get the bowline over me and use the spikes to crawl away with power.
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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #31 on: Dec 18, 2016, 05:27 PM »
Good point frogmaster I will make a bigger loop on my throwable. Be Safe.

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #32 on: Dec 18, 2016, 08:50 PM »
An excellent way to help someone else in distress, but it won't do you a bit of good if you're out on the ice by yourself and there's no one to throw it to you! Wear your own floatation and don't depend on someone else to save you, plan ahead to save yourself!!!
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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #33 on: Dec 18, 2016, 09:04 PM »
This should be turned into a sticky. Many excellent ideas.

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #34 on: Dec 19, 2016, 05:13 PM »
Also, instead of something that floats on the end it should have a big loop instead. People that have been in frigid water for 10 minutes or more are too weak to hold on to a rope to be pulled out of the water. The loop should be big enough so the person can put it over his head and under each arm so the loop pulls on the upper body underneath the armpits.

Like shown in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gOW8ZaYqHA
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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #35 on: Dec 27, 2016, 09:51 PM »
Thanks for the reminder and all the excellent ideas... Now I'm going to make mine... Thanks

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Re: DIY Throw Rope
« Reply #36 on: Dec 28, 2016, 06:29 PM »
Thanks for the reminder and all the excellent ideas... Now I'm going to make mine... Thanks

Use a floating rope with a big loop on the end and you can't go wrong!
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