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    Bought this nifty shrimp pot puller for my buddy Ebbtide at Donelsons in Los Anchorage. It pulls up yr pots like an anchor/buoy device. It's alot faster and seems much easier than the electric motor puller. Only fifty real american pesos/bucks for the rig. Why would anyone spend a lot of denaro on an electric motor?
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    Cuz you will wash your shrimp right out of the pot.




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    Is it the speed that does it? Or is it something else?
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    If you are talking about the buoy method, I've done it a few times. The biggest problem I had was that I had to put extra buoys on to create enough extra drag and lift to get it done. It works, but once it's up, the floating line between my lead line and the pots was floating on the surface 300 yards from the boat. With other boats zipping around, I was a little concerned about another boat running over it. Didn't have a problem, but the potential is high.

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    Yes I have used them.
    Had the same issues as Frostbitten.
    No thanks! I wouldn't trade a good pot puller for a hundred of them doo dads.
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    I have one on board as a backup tool. You only have to pull a three pot string once by hand from 700 ft to realize a backup plan is a good idea.
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    Biggest problem I had using the buoy pull method was jerks setting their gear close to mine. It's hard to pull something up from 500-700 feet while dodging other buoys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ak Bird Brain View Post
    Biggest problem I had using the buoy pull method was jerks setting their gear close to mine. It's hard to pull something up from 500-700 feet while dodging other buoys.
    That's a very good point!! Like JR2 mentioned, it's not a bad idea to have a back-up plan.

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    The one I had did not do knots. So that was another issue it had to be one line with no knots or splices.
    Yes it would be a workable backup plan I suppose.
    We pulled pots once with one and got in amongst some floating debris. What a pain that was trying to avoid kelp wads and drift wood while pulling a pot.
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    We had no problem with splices. Shrimp being washed out of the pots might have been an issue but we actually changed tactics and depth and did well on our last trip of 5 days.
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