Thursday, April 14, 2011

Virtual Shrimping 101

Ok, time to go through a dry run.  Good thing!  I had to reposition a few things because the way I had them strapped, it was hard to access or unstrap.  Too bad someone didn't video tape me.  On youtube, people would have thought I was some 2 year old playing pirates or something.  lol.

That's equipment for two shrimp pots.  I figure maximum deployment depths is 525 ft for the deepest one and 400 feet for the other one.  I hope I don't have to set them that deep.  I do have one more spool of 900ft.  I will split it in two but if I connect them I could send one really deep!  OR!!!!  Maybe I will attach all the lines and fish SUPER deep with normal hooks just to see what I could dredge up from the bottom.  That would really be a bummer if I snagged the bottom with $150 dollars worth of line out...Haha.

So here's how she looks fully loaded:




She is DEFINITELY heavier and it feels a bit tippier but its hard to tell on land.  I may have to consider making the outrigger one of those things I have on from the start.  Well i guess that's why we test things.  For you detail folks, the bucket is upside down since I have velcro on the kayak too.  It needs to set 24 hours or it comes right off.  Velcro is GOOD STUFF...right after wire and duct tape.

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3 comments:

Bridget said...

Wear a dry suit the first time you try her out! Hopefully in a lake first? Can't you have a bigger boat? ;-)

Rudy T said...

I wear a kokata Supernove semi dry suit. The "semi" means its got a neoprene neck gasket which is not as good as latex but 100 times more comfortable. Of course I have a PFD so my neck should never be below the water. A LOT of people say try it on a lake first. Two problems. The lakes are awful hard right now. Two, every lake I have ever been in Alaska has MUCH fewer people than Prince William Sound. I'd rather be in Whittier if something bad happened. A lot more traffic.

Jeff Hanson said...

First problem is hilarious ...second problem is wisely identified.