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  • nadaequis
    I think your crabs would really punch a hole in the hull.
    Message 1 of 16 , Mar 24, 2012
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      I think your crabs would really punch a hole in the hull.

      --- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Kay McIntosh" <bkmcintosh@...> wrote:
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      > We, too live in the Seattle area and have used rings for years with Dungeness crabs (so delicious) and steady pull works great plus you get the workout and it allows you to be involved in the process â€" like fishing. We also use turkey legs or a can of cat food on occasion with holes punched in the lid…
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      > Good hunting… Bob
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      > From: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard Bertram
      > Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:00 PM
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      > Subject: Re: [Airolite_Boats] Repair Kit
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      > Why not. The rings work really well in Oregon. Crabs around here love chicken thighs. Good thing is the seals don't like it. They really like salmon. So chicken is the answer. We throw the rings in for 15 to 20 minutes then haul them. You have to pull constantly once you start lifting to force the crabs into the ring and hold them there until the ring is out of the water. There is enough of a depression in the rings that the crabs can't easily crawl out before you can pick out the legal sized crab. They also use traps as well, and leave them in for 12 hours or more. Not so much fun.
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      > If you need more info, I spent a whole summer crabbing on the Oregon Coast.
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      > From: "bschless@..." <bschless@...>
      > To: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2012 5:44 AM
      > Subject: Re: [Airolite_Boats] Repair Kit
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      > Ah...you must be on the west coast. On the east coast we use wire traps (similar to lobste pots but smaller) that would be a danger to an ultralite. My son was in Oregon for a while and taught me how to use the rings. I wonder if they would work here in Boston?
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      > From: Richard Bertram <richardbertram@...>
      > To: "Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com" <Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com>
      > Date: 03/22/2012 08:24 AM
      > Subject: Re: [Airolite_Boats] Repair Kit
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      > I made a 10' Classic for the purpose of crabbing. I haven't used if for crabbing yet, but I have reservations. I used to crab out of my 10 foot port-a-bote and was quite comfortable. I could sit in the back and hoist the rings up from the stern and it felt quite secure. If you were to stand in the back of the classic, I think you would sink it. Not enough surface area. Therefore you would have to haul over the side, not an ideal way to do it. A boat with a wider beam at the back would be better, maybe not quite so agile in the water (which the classic is).
      > Hope this helps. Richard Bertram
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      > From: nadaequis <nadaequis@...>
      > To: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:42 PM
      > Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Repair Kit
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      > This seemed obvious but a search did not turn up anything. Does anyone carry a repair kit for these boats? I'm eyeballing a Classic 12 so that I can car top a decent size boat to various areas of Barnegat Bay NJ. Seems access is shrinking and it's getting more and more difficult to trailer in (without paying ridiculous launch fees) my 18 foot Michalak design. Anyway the purpose is crabbing a bit and also sailing with a touch of fluke fishing. The floor boards look sufficient but I'm just wondering how much abuse the sides will take and if you do put a hole in, what would be the best way to plug it.
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