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Old 26 November 2015, 06:39   #31
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Originally Posted by sorabain View Post
Wonder if you can come up with a "stealth pot" where you deploy a pot with a float installed but not released (i.e. nothing on the surface at all), come back later, ping it with some signal and up comes the float to be recovered.

no idea how cheaply (or reliably) you could do such a thing, but might be nice
There's probably a high tech way but to quote from this there may be a less sophisticated means by which a gas cannister could be fired to inflate a float:

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Old 29 November 2015, 00:23   #32
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Customers Yamaha hydradrive trp taken the brunt of a potting rope last week

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Old 07 December 2015, 07:49   #33
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There seems to be an awful lot of "pots" appearing very close to the main channel in and out of Southampton near to Warsash.
Some are bearly noticeable and hard to see. Imagine operating during darkness and hitting one!
I'm all for commercial and non commercial pots and fishing but come on guys lets make your drums/floats easier to see. :-)

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