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    Default What is the best pot puller?

    So what does everyoen use for a pot puller. i have one of the standard ones from Dewey's, but its pretty slow on those 1200ft pulls. What is everyone else using out there?

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    Default Power Winch

    I just bought the new one from Power Winch this year, made a braket so it slips on the gunnel and plugs in. When not in use I put it under a seat. It has worked great and less expensive if you shop around.


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    Could you post a picture of how you mounted it to the gunnel?
    Thank you

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    Default Mounting Pot Puller

    I have already put the boat away and didn't have any pic's in use. I took these to help show what I did.
    I fabricated a aluminum bracket that bolts to the existing bolt pattern on the puller frame. then welded the drop down piece with the anlge piece. To mount it I tip it down and it hooks unded the gunnel lip and lays flat on the surface. Can't fall over and tension only pulls in your favor. When done just unplg and tip back off. Works with a push button that is mount fluch beside it and can work with my knee while I feed the rope in a tote.
    You could aslo bolt some thing to the gunnle to mount to. Hope this help with the visual?

    I will send 2 more pics

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    Default More Pot puller pics

    Here are a couple more pics
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    Cool beans! Looks like a great system and easy to disconnect.

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    Default Here the other pics again

    Lost the first pics so here they are agian
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    Default Pot puller

    I also used a 8 guage wire plug from West marine. The kind that are used for trolling motors. Works slick

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    Thumbs up I'm happy

    I made the same bracket and installed the same unit with similar switch. Seems like it was around $400 or so for the unit + wiring and switch. This unit is nice because it is so compact. Thought it would be nice to have a davit arm but I don't think its really necessary. As mentioned before, shop around no matter what you decide to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunterdad View Post
    So what does everyoen use for a pot puller. i have one of the standard ones from Dewey's, but its pretty slow on those 1200ft pulls. What is everyone else using out there?
    I think I need to get more line and go deeper! 600 sounds shallow now!
    ... aboard the 'Memory Maker' Making Memories one Wave at a Time!

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    My boat was originally owned by a guy how crabbed for tanners and came with a pretty good set up. It's an 11hp Honda which drives a hydraulic pump, you can see it in this picture...



    ...which powers the puller in this picture...



    It's strong, and fast, but a bit noisy.

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    Shrimpies...




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