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Old 02 October 2012, 14:48   #51
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I regularly see buoys dragged just under the surface in a fast current off Swanage etc ...not sure if this is down to lenght of rope of not a big enough bouy.

They are bugger to avoid - they just vanish and re-appear at just the wrong moment.
I guess if the first one goes down the Danbuoy will still be flying its flag?
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I guess if the first one goes down the Danbuoy will still be flying its flag?
Very few local pots have flags ...when the tide starts to go they can end up horizontal ...the flag gets waterlogged too..
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Old 02 October 2012, 15:42   #53
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This is fascinating. Over here, pots are set by "owners" in stretches that they have controlled for generations. Set your's at your own risk!

That's what I'd heard. Everyone I know who has laid them never saw them again. Funny how local's ones don't disappear.
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The clever ones I've seen have the line attached half way up the flag pole - with a weight at the bottom of the pole..that way if the pull goes sideways the weight helps keep the flag vertical ....

If the pull is vertical the flag still stays up.
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The clever ones I've seen have the line attached half way up the flag pole - with a weight at the bottom of the pole..that way if the pull goes sideways the weight helps keep the flag vertical ....

If the pull is vertical the flag still stays up.
Cool, I'm a bit stuck on what to use as a float??? Any ideas??? The pole is an overflow pipe approx 22mm dia.
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Salt the bait, they won't touch it.

I have a pale of mackerel salting in the shed, I use the Brie of it for baiting mink traps and the salted fish for prawn creels.
Thanks for that. I'll try this next summer when I'm back over on the west coast.
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Cool, I'm a bit stuck on what to use as a float??? Any ideas??? The pole is an overflow pipe approx 22mm dia.
Closed cell polystyrene I see used - go buy Mrs W a new 'thing' with packing ( dishwasher, washing machine etc - dont tell her I said that she may dislike me)- cut out squares of polystyrene packing - glue together to form a solid float- stick pipe down middle & secure - put hole in pipe & tie on line...
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Closed cell polystyrene I see used - go buy Mrs W a new 'thing' with packing ( dishwasher, washing machine etc - dont tell her I said that she may dislike me)- cut out squares of polystyrene packing - glue together to form a solid float- stick pipe down middle & secure - put hole in pipe & tie on line...

Don't glue it with polystyrene cement
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Don't glue it with polystyrene cement
Will it dissolve in the salt water?
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