I decided to go trolling yesterday morning. It didn't end well. I found someones anchor rope and 20 lb anchor the hard way. I ran it onto the prop. Stopped the motor so fast it damaged it. Now I'll be taking the boat out and into the repair shop. I posted "anchor found" and located the owner. He was kind enough to give me $200 for my troubles. Fortunately my insurance will cover the repairs up to the value of the motor. Hopefully between the cash and insurance I can get it fixed and back in the water soon. The prop has a notch it it and it shakes so hard when I put it in gear it kills the motor.
Please use a brightly colored anchor rope people. Black ropes may look nice but if lost in the lake they're about impossible to see.
Knight Of The Precariously Skewed Table