Originally Posted by ShinyShoe
The link rope between pots - the advice is length > depth of water. That is so you are only hauling 1 pot at a time.
But remember that your rope will float. so if you are in 20ft of water (20ft riser at high water) then when you troll/drift to where you are going to drop the next pot the rope will be at an angle. So lets assume you make that rope 30ft then using pythagoras 30x30 = 20x20 + distance from first x distance from first. So thats 22ft from the first. When settled on the bottom there will be 8ft of rope spare. if that takes a 4 shape you have two right angle triangles 11ftx11ft + depthxdepth = 15ft x 15ft. So at a water depth of 10ft the rope will be on the surface. If you are working on an engine / keel clearance of say 4ft then the rope may be floating at strike height when the water depth is 14ft... 14ft feels deep enough that other boats wouldn't be scared to be there...
I think I'd put a little weight in the link rope too.
Fuse wire from my experience removes fingers!
Hmmm I think I know which one you were in my class at school .
My thoughts now are that I need to know what depth I will be dropping the pots in before I set them up , then I need to use the rope in a way that means I can alter it next time . I thought at first I would set the pot to pot rope up as a one off but clearly not as it will alter . So if I use weights on the pot to pot rope they will need to be movable .
I am thinking one length of rope through all three pots . So it's reusable next time , if that makes sense
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