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Re: Tips and tricks for getting rid of crab/lobster floats
I've always cut one end of the line and cleated it off. Once cut, the buoy can be retrieved from the other side. I then re-tie it and throw it over. All done without going in, but have to take down the sails and use a boat hook. It just takes a little time, but I figure it's worth it....after all, I ran into the buoy and am at fault. These guys work hard for every dollar. The Chesapeake is easy in comparison to some places in Maine. If it's wrapped around the prop and you're motoring....then you have bigger problems.