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06-22-2012 10:03 PM
Maine Sail
Re: Lobster pots

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Originally Posted by tdw View Post
Jeez indeed.

Maine ... are they permanent or seasonal ?
Seasonal though some guys fish of shore in the winter..
06-22-2012 09:22 PM
tdw
Re: Lobster pots

Jeez indeed.

Maine ... are they permanent or seasonal ?
06-22-2012 05:58 PM
Faster
Re: Lobster pots

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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
A picture is worth more than a description...

Jeez.... and we thought Ganges Harbour was bad!!
06-22-2012 05:47 PM
Maine Sail
Re: Lobster pots

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Originally Posted by dylanwinter1 View Post
I wonder if any of you could tell me what the fishing gear is like in your part of the world and how much getting entangled has cost you in terms of money, lost sailing days and fear

Dylan
A picture is worth more than a description...

06-22-2012 05:36 PM
Tim R.
Re: Lobster pots

In the last 10 years, I have probably caught 5 pots. Not a big deal. No cost or time lost except a 15 minute delay to my destination.

Floating line is illegal so most derelict gear sinks although you do still see some of the floating stuff that gets washed off the shores at the higher tides.
06-22-2012 04:43 PM
tdw
Re: Lobster pots

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
You hacve such a way with words....I am laughing
Thanks Chef. It was quite amusing to get back to our mooring after four days away to find no dinghy only to realise painter was still attached to buoy. We hauled her up and out with a spare halyard and left her dangling to drain out. Poor wee thing. Looking somewhat bedraggled but toiling on.
06-22-2012 12:50 PM
remetau
Re: Lobster pots

With our full keel and protected prop, we haven't caught one yet and they are quite thick through the Florida Bay and the Keys.
06-22-2012 12:04 PM
lajimo
Lobster pots

I sail primarily on lake Ponchartrain near new Orleans and crab traps are a big issue. In some areas of the lake they are very densely laid in lines with barely enough room to sail through. Motoring after dark is basically a crap shoot since its almost impossible to see the tiny floats at night.
06-22-2012 02:21 AM
chef2sail
Re: Lobster pots

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Poor widdle dinghy. Never been quite the same since. Has now taken to sinking if left on mooring for a day or three, spending its time skulking a couple of feet below the surface.-tdw
You hacve such a way with words....I am laughing
06-22-2012 12:16 AM
tdw
Re: Lobster pots

Fishing buoys and lobster pots are not a huge problem down here though during the lobster season there can be a few about. Nowhere near as many as I've seen off the coast of e.g Portugal where the sea was littered with the buggers.

There is a buoy off Sydney Heads thats a trap for unwary players, we've been unwary once I blushingly admit.

To add to the blushingly admitting our biggest problem was when we ran over our mooring line. Complete cockup on the communication front saw the Womboat straddle the mooring line with buoy to port and dinghy to starboard. They re-established their relationship a short time later in a menage a trois with the propellor shaft. Urk.

Poor widdle dinghy. Never been quite the same since. Has now taken to sinking if left on mooring for a day or three, spending its time skulking a couple of feet below the surface.
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