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Offline hunthard

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Electric pot pullers?
« on: April 15, 2017, 09:18:45 PM »
Anybody use one of these, thinking about getting back into shrimping. My boat is already set up for Cannon down riggers. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 09:29:45 PM »
What are you looking at. I have an Ace line Brutus. About 12 years old and still going strong.

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 09:58:44 PM »
What are you looking at. I have an Ace line Brutus. About 12 years old and still going strong.

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 10:26:49 PM »
The Ace is the main one I was looking at. WOW 12 years, i'm going to go ahead and assume you are pretty satisfied with it.

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 10:51:05 PM »
Ace line hauler is great. Small and stowable in your boat. It's easy to pop your DR off and put the Ace on and go get you crab pots when salmon fishing as well. However, compared to gas pullers they are slow as molasses. Harbor Marine had a shrimping seminar today (4/15.) They were advertising great deals on Ace line haulers on the Outdoor Line (710am) this morning for the seminar. I'm not sure how long that deal is going on though.
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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 12:09:28 AM »
 I've owned both electric (Ace) and gas (Honda) I'll stick with gas. :twocents:
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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2017, 03:57:56 AM »
I enjoyed pulling them by hand and never bought one,but I did use a Honda puller on a friends boat and it was awesome..

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2017, 06:17:43 AM »
Davit's are the way to go.  Especially with shrimp since typically the pots are down so far.  Been using them for years and won't go back to hand pulling.
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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2017, 06:18:18 AM »
The Ace is the main one I was looking at. WOW 12 years, i'm going to go ahead and assume you are pretty satisfied with it.

Very happy with it. Gas is faster, but also louder and has its danger issues. I know a guy that lost a digit with a gas puller. The Ace pulls fast enough to keep the shrimp in the pot, is quiet enough to have a conversation while pulling, and is pretty safe with a bunch of kids on the boat.  And for a small  motor its pretty powerful, Ive snagged derelict pots with it before and it will pull two pots no problem.

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2017, 09:23:57 AM »
The one bad thing about the electric pullers, you have to keep your main motor running or you'll run the battery down and be DIW. :twocents: I have the EZ Pull and like it. :tup:

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2017, 09:39:44 AM »
I have the ace and love it, i did install a second battery and a perko switch to run the hauler and downriggers off of. 

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2017, 12:39:41 PM »
Thanks for the feed back guys, I'll check out the Ace puller,

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2017, 01:39:20 PM »
I have an older Ace that is still going strong. But got a Scotty last year and now prefer the Scotty.

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2017, 02:55:33 PM »
I've had the Scotty now for 4 seasons and love it.  Yanks up heavy crab pots with no problem.  My buddy has an Ace and that thing works well also, maybe even a bit faster than my Scotty.  I thing either would be good.  Never shrimped though so can't help there.
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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 01:43:18 PM »
Have a Discovery Bay Power Hauler  2.3HP, 90:1 gear box worm drive.  Our pots are offshore pots and exceed 60 pounds which don't move in the tidal swings.  We went to the power hauler because it's easy to get the pot higher than the side of the boat.  Then we only have to swing it in and lower it.  Works the same way in reverse putting it out.  The Power Hauler is very strong and has a rating up to 250 pounds.  We have had it for three seasons with no issues and it saves our backs.  It's very easy to hook up and take off the boat leaving only the bracket along the side/floor base.

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 01:07:07 PM »
Have a Discovery Bay Power Hauler  2.3HP, 90:1 gear box worm drive.  Our pots are offshore pots and exceed 60 pounds which don't move in the tidal swings.  We went to the power hauler because it's easy to get the pot higher than the side of the boat.  Then we only have to swing it in and lower it.  Works the same way in reverse putting it out.  The Power Hauler is very strong and has a rating up to 250 pounds.  We have had it for three seasons with no issues and it saves our backs.  It's very easy to hook up and take off the boat leaving only the bracket along the side/floor base.

I have the same but in 1.8hp.
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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 07:10:00 AM »
I have the Ace puller.  works great for crab pots.  It has some trouble pulling heavy shrimp pots, the rope slips in the sheave(even with multiple rubber strips in the sheave).  If I had to do it again I might try the Power Hauler.

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2017, 07:12:39 AM »
I enjoyed pulling them by hand and never bought one,but I did use a Honda puller on a friends boat and it was awesome..

I call BS on this one.  Maybe for crab.  lol  For shrimp, no way.  Dropped 4 pots and after pulling the first SOB up from 350' I was ready to leave the other 3 on the bottom.  Luckily some guy came buy and pulled the other 3 for me with his pot puller.  I was one happy guy after that.
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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2017, 05:23:10 PM »
me too.   first time shrimping we pulled the pots by hand.  went and bought an electric puller the next day....

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2017, 05:40:45 PM »
Dad and I pulled them by hand for two years. Not a ton of fun, but doable. We do have the ace puller now and like it a lot.

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2017, 01:35:10 PM »
I went this direction..........the actual brand of davit I used and the same exact winch (picture is from someone else's winch).  Had a special adapter made like the one shown to attach to the davit.
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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2017, 01:04:07 PM »
Your back and biceps thank you.
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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2017, 09:28:29 AM »
I pulled 4 pots several times a day for 14 years and just built my own puller from an eBay wheel chair motor.  I'll post a video if it works.

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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2017, 11:57:41 AM »
Buddy made one from a camper jack motor. I got a slideout motor to build one, nut right now using my gas puller.
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Re: Electric pot pullers?
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2017, 07:48:09 AM »
My homebrew puller worked great, just need to tweak the hands free part a bit.  It pulls faster than commercially available and I have less than half the cost into it.  I could hook it to 18 or 24V and really get those pots moving.

 

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