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post #2 of Old 06-22-2018
ggray
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Re: Crab Pots, friend or foe

It's not that simple a question to me. Of course, I've not sailed Maine waters for a comparison.

I respect the hard work watermen do and the conditions that--at least some-- work in.

Crab pots don't bother me in the open waters of the bay. I have to be more careful when under power; sailing with folding props is no problem, and the pots give me a clue about the current.

My problem with crab pots (really those who set them) is that with the thousands and thousands of acres of bay of appropriate depth for setting a crab pot, watermen set pots in the relatively few acres that are protective anchorages. Seems to be particularly bad if there is a launch ramp nearby.
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