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Re: Crab Pots, friend or foe
I’m heading to Maine in a few weeks. Think I’ll defer my answer. As much as I love the sailing grounds, the feeling of heading offshore to return home and the ability to take a 10 second watch break is liberating.
I do find them very instructional to guests that I let take the helm. They keep a watchful eye and usually pick them out well ahead and want to begin steering away. When I tell them to maintain their heading, they get nervous. Sure enough, a set and drift lesson is upon them. By the time we get to the pot, we’ve drifted to leeward. Not so effective in Maine, as there are 1000 more to leeward.
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