Chris, that is a smart thing to carry. I helped wrap Aaron's prop in Bel Marin Keys, it was a team effort
While they were eating dinner I carefully removed the rope sitting in the dingy, with the boat on the lift, that made it much easier.
We had the Sheriff pull up to us yesterday, because we were teaching a new boarder right at the swim platform and did not have a flag up yet. No driver in the drivers seat. We put the flag up when we saw them coming, and received a few deserved comments regarding that. I just said "You are 100% correct and that we knew better". Another comment from them about "Fines" and they politely let us go about teaching our rider. No complaints from us as we were in the wrong and they were professional about it, although it was a grey area as the rider was touching the platform. Thanks to the Sheriff's and Coast Guard for trying to keep our water ways safe!
I just wish I could have people pulled over at will, with how many idiots there are on the water, especially the drunks.