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Old 06-02-2013, 15:34   #31
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You know, I have no problem steering around trap buoys, and I have the greatest respect for guys working hard to bang out a living lobstering. But in some parts of Maine, sharp cutters and more throttle is the only way to transit some of the waters.


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Old 06-02-2013, 15:48   #32
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I have this theory that if I eat enough lobsters when I'm in Maine I'll ruin the fishery and get rid of those cantankerous trap floats and lines, but so far it hasn't worked. Hasn't stopped me from trying though.
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If not for the lobster pots, toggles, frigid water, and fog, the place would get overrun with folks from away. I like it the way it is.
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I want to thank everyone for the education you have given me. My vessel is 'Fair Wind' and I look forward to seeing and meeting you this 'Summer' in main waters. Be safe out there:-)
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Yes, that was in error, my plan is to Summer, not Winter in Maine.
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Old 06-02-2013, 18:53   #36
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Mainesail, thanks for the wisdom about toggles. Unfortunately, east of Vinylhaven I still see near 100% toggles in use.
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Going through there in fog must be fun.

Boinnggg !

Boinnnngggg !

Boinngg !
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Mainesail, thanks for the wisdom about toggles. Unfortunately, east of Vinylhaven I still see near 100% toggles in use.
Yes, and I would say that at least half the guys out of Stonington have Toggles as well. Go up to Jonesport and the percentage seems to go up to close to 100%. This be where the old guys fish. But a local lobsterman told me not to worry about an occasional cut buoy--says that they would rather you cut than drag the equipment a half mile so maybe he sets as mainsail describes. Also said the guys who set in the middle of narrow passages figure on higher losses but set there because it works out financially in the long run despite the losses. I always thought the toggles gave the guy a second chance to get his gear if a buoy gets cut. And if the toggle is connected low enough to the main pot line at least 6 ft down it would help. But what do I know I've only been here for the last 15 years, so I'm still "from away" in the eyes of old Mainers.
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Very few marinas in Maine. You will anchor or get a mooring.[/QUOTE]

How true and thank whatever diety you attend to. If you want marinas, why come to Maine-like shopping malls, they're all about the same.

Learn to use your anchor-great confidence booster and the best parts of the coast are nowhere near marinas, but anchorages for one or a dozen boats-get the Taft book, find an old Don Johnson book and you'll see and experience more than most folks.
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