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post #2 of Old 08-16-2009
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I'm on the west coast so it's a bit different here. We need to avoid prawn & crab gear. Crab gear is usually set in depths under 60' or so. Prawn gear is usually set between 300 & 400'. I prawn and crab myself and I get to know most of the good spots, so I avoid those when night sailing and I usually sail in depths over 500'. In the summer I am much more careful because the tourists are up here dropping gear in odd locations and depths because they simply don't know any better. When I'm coming on a bay or area where I know a lot of transients & tourists group together, I'm extremely watchful because they tend to put them anywhere just outside their anchorages. When I'm motoring into a bay I don't cut corners as I would during the day, I stay in the middle of the entrance. But basically I just hope for the best and I have my wet suite on board if something goes wrong. At least when sailing the line won't wrap around your prop shaft a million times and you may be able to hook onto it, pull it up and cut it.

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