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    I am currently running a Honda power pack for my long line hauler but it is getting to be on its last legs. I am considering changing to an electric pot puller to avoid all the noise etc. associated with the gas powered set up. I am wondering if the electric ones have enough power to haul a 30 hook subsistence halibut long line?

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    Talk to Potbuilder about the Electradyxe puller. I believe it will do what you want it to do. Pretty stout pullers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKRazn View Post
    I am currently running a Honda power pack for my long line hauler but it is getting to be on its last legs. I am considering changing to an electric pot puller to avoid all the noise etc. associated with the gas powered set up. I am wondering if the electric ones have enough power to haul a 30 hook subsistence halibut long line?
    This might be ideal for your needs, AKRazn...priced right, too. http://anchorage.craigslist.org/bpo/5749336143.html With a capstan, you can control line speed/retrieve rate. With a straight puller with sheaves there's only one speed and flipping the power on/off a lot is hard on the switch.

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    I set my long line anywhere from 5-10 times year. I actually enjoy pulling by hand, its a great workout, and nothing quite like feeling the tug when you have 5-6 nice fish on the line.
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    A Electra Dyne will pull that longline just fine. I have sent quite a few to SE for hauling LL gear. Capstan head is fine for picking up loads a short distance but sucks for hauling lots of rope, just think what can happen with a stretched line under load and then it takes a riding turn, line starts going around the head wrapping everything that it can catch, throw in a gangion & halibut hook for good measure to add to the disaster. Please call me if you have any questions, 907 775-1692.
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    I sure wish Electradyne made one like that but with a gypsy for pulling anchors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Garyak View Post
    This might be ideal for your needs, AKRazn...priced right, too. http://anchorage.craigslist.org/bpo/5749336143.html With a capstan, you can control line speed/retrieve rate. With a straight puller with sheaves there's only one speed and flipping the power on/off a lot is hard on the switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    I sure wish Electradyne made one like that but with a gypsy for pulling anchors.
    Well, that one on CL is a Electra-dyne...Could you explain the "gypsy"? New term to me.

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    Just like a Lewmar has that grabs the rode and puts it in the locker


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    Quote Originally Posted by AKRazn View Post
    I am currently running a Honda power pack for my long line hauler but it is getting to be on its last legs.
    What part is getting old? You can just buy a new Honda motor swap out the engine if that is what is getting old. I have a Lifan 8hp 6:1 with capstan head on it I got new from Amazon for $289! It is a Honda knock off. I was considering the same thing as you because I too pull pots and have a subsistence halibut card. My in-laws have the Light Commercial Safety Puller on their boat and I have wondered about the Electradynes too. The Safety Pullers are a lot quieter and enjoyable to use, and I bet the Electradyne is even better still by a long shot. But both require some serious batteries.

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    The Electra Dyne's are a serious piece of equipment. I have yet to hear of a single complaint and our local rep potbuilder stands behind his equipment. I don't think you would be disappointed plus it can be flush mounted in about a hundred different ways to take up minimal space on the boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyak View Post
    Well, that one on CL is a Electra-dyne...Could you explain the "gypsy"? New term to me.

    capstan, gypsy, nhead all different names for the same thing, all depends on how PC the gang you hang around with is .

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    capstan, gypsy, nhead all different names for the same thing, all depends on how PC the gang you hang around with is .
    Steve. When are they gonna make an e-dyne as an anchor winch that can be mounted up on the bow with a gypsy?


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    [QUOTE=Rob B;1558237]Steve. When are they gonna make an e-dyne as an anchor winch that can be mounted up on the bow with a gypsy?

    They have been making those ED's the same way for 40 years so i don't think they will change much anytime soon. Just set up your new ride with some fairlead rollers back to a nice flush mounted ED on the back of the house. You & Brian can make a nice anchor pulpit/roller that self deploys the anchor and you'll never have to go on the bow. OR Add the capstan head to the ED you already have and you'll have the best of both worlds.
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