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Shark Shield or Man Shield

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Hi all
An interesting little occurrence happened to me on Saturday during our kingfish outing at Clovelly.
I decided to take out my Shark Shield and try it out. I strapped it to my right leg and placed the rat's tail through the front scupper and into the water. I figured that if I went into the drink, I would prefer to have the SS attached to me rather than the kayak. I had my right foot on the rudder peddle and just happened to touch the water that had collected in the footwell with my heel. I got a shock!! Everytime I put my foot in the water, I received a jolt from the SS.
I switched it off and placed it in the rear tankwell, secured to an eyelet, and dropped the rat's tail overboard. I have heard of divers and surfers getting zapped by it. It seems you have to be fully in the water so as you don't act like some sort of conductor. The electrical impulse through the leg was pulsating and enough to cause discomfort. If it gave me the s#*&^@, imagine what it does to the sharks!!

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