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    why would you want a 800 lb magnet

    couldn't you get it stuck to a big pipe or other big object that you could not pull up. Wouldn't a 200 lb magnet be just fine for what you would want to retrieve?

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    Stick it to something substantial out of the water and see if your rope holds up and if you are able to disengage.
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    I will tell you that a 400 lb can get stuck to a metal boat dock post and would not release. I was fortunate that I had a shovel in my truck to disengage it from the flat metal it was stuck to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowwinkles View Post
    I will tell you that a 400 lb can get stuck to a metal boat dock post and would not release. I was fortunate that I had a shovel in my truck to disengage it from the flat metal it was stuck to.
    Ehhh ya then caught the shovel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Ehhh ya then caught the shovel.
    Yea but it was then up in my hands and not down in the water. Blade on the dock and foot on the magnet works every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowwinkles View Post
    Yea but it was then up in my hands and not down in the water. Blade on the dock and foot on the magnet works every time.
    I was just teasing ya.

    Um I would have been glad it was a shovel I used to dislodge it... for if the shovel dropped in at least you have a way to retrieve it. heh

    Of course... would suck IF...

    You dropped the shovel BEFORE dislodging the magnet first. :/
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    You learn very fast to have some type of a safety cord on everything (even a shovel). Those who did not have that safety is why we are now having a ball retrieving those items.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulltabfelix View Post
    couldn't you get it stuck to a big pipe or other big object that you could not pull up. Wouldn't a 200 lb magnet be just fine for what you would want to retrieve?
    This is a great question. I've thought about this, too.
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    To pull up a 500 lb. safe full of 300 lb. of gold of course..

    ..Or a 300 lb safe full of 500 lb. of gold..

    Last edited by insontis; Jun 05, 2020 at 08:15 AM.
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    You must remember that a 500 lb magnet can move some very large heavy stuff while it is still in the water. We have had some items so heavy that we could not get above the water line but we managed to work them to the shore and recover that find. The water provides a degree of buoyancy that aids in reducing the weight of items while they are still under water. On boat docks and such we have long reach hooks (similar to a fish gaff) to reach down and move heavy items once they have been brought up to the surface. That 500 lb safe and gold that insontis mentioned would cause additional problems that would force most individuals to stop and maybe have to do a little clean up inside their britches before getting that treasure on the dock.

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    For that kind of a haul I'd clean up someone else's britches

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    I had the same thought, about the pull strength, I did not want to latch onto something I could not move etc. It had been pointed out on this Forum that a lot of stuff might have rust, silt or moss on the surface which would decrease the bond between the magnet and the item itself, so I settled on a 350 or 400lb. (cant remember which) for stuff I might find around here, tackle, knives, rod & reel etc and who knows what (junk of course). I see the 800lb, 1200lb. etc, magnets, but way more than I could ever use. That 400lb mag? I tell ya, walking along a cement dock there was a large metal plate I did not notice, and BANG, that puppy was on it solid, almost did not get it off. So... as a part time hobby, I'm good with what I have.

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    Sprialroad, Go giter dun. Dont forget to get a plastic jar cap like a peanut butter lid and tape a large washer to the outside and stick it over the face. This will aid in saftey when handling the magnet.

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    i use 200 lb ones and they will hurt you.
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