I realize we still have a month and a half, but I wanted to brag up my new gear, we'll be using this year. Steve was real accomodating and listened intently to all my hair brained theory's then put this latest string together for me earlier this month.
There are several differences that you notice right up front, like, these pots are 4 inches taller than the standard ones. There's a reason for that. I'll not get into that untill I determine whether or not the height makes a difference.
If you have a real keen eye you may notice the dump door on the bottom which will enhance their userfriendliness! Then there's the new tall, skinny, open meshed bait jar. Last years version washed clean pretty well, but this one should be better yet. The tall skinny part allows the same amount of bait to be used and is presented with way more surface expossed. No more wetting down a bunch of bait in the center of a jar only to toss it out latter!
The weights on these were made by pouring stainless tubing full of lead which gives an overall pot weight of 17 to 19 lbs each. Hopefully this will slow that dad burned Electra Dyne down some.
Fiberglass rods were laced into all corners and then all was epoxied which makes for a very ridgid construction,
Once assembled the bottom edges were triple dipped in Herculiner (truck bed material) as a chaff protection and to help me determine which sides up as they near the surface.
This whole get up will be fished on a new main line as well and I'm setting it up to allow for a full 200 fathoms! By breaking out a section I can easily resort to the usual and customary 100 fathoms.
With Steves help I've become very proficcent in the Shrimp game and thank him for his willingness to help out with my pipe dream!
P.S Two "secret" additions were not shown in the photographs, we'll all have to wait to see if their worth their salt!