Does anyone out there have any ingenious tricks to make raising a prawn trap easier?
Currently we feed the line through a forward hawse, sit down on the foredeck, and pull. This is killer on the back, and there are no cleats
around to give the puller a break.
I'm considering some arrangement to lead the lines to a winch
... but I have to get it over the rail somehow, and it's just yellow poly line, I'm not sure how well it'll grip. Would a block tied to a halyard
help to get it over the rail? Then maybe I'd be pulling in a downward motion instead of straight back?
We have no electric windlass
or winches, so I'm not hoping for a miracle solution... just some tips to make this a bit easier. We're hoping to burn less caolories raising the trap than the trap actually contains
Thanks! (My trap is down now... I have 3 hours to figure this out