Has anyone ever built a homemade crab pot puller? I really don't have the money to buy one, so I would like to know what you all have done. I looked at the electric motor kits (to add to my own welded arm), but those are still around $700 from what I've seen!
I have a 16' welded skiff with wood floor boards. Could I bolt something to the floor, or would that rip off with the weight? I would mainly be pulling a line with 2 shrimp pots, and a king crab pot now and then. With 600' feet of line for shimp pots, I really don't want to do that by hand!