Craypot tipper


I have a pot tipper which seems like a reasonably common one. The tipper has a pivot point that sits close to the gunwhale and then above it there is a roller on which the rope runs when pulling a pot.
Quite a lot of force is still required when the top of the pot is in line with the roller to get the pot swung over and into the horizontal position.
I see there is another hole above the current roller position which I guess would be to allow the pot to get higher before needing to manually swing it
My question is (without moving it and trying it) would moving the roller make much difference to the effort required, and are there any negatives to doing that.
Cheers for any replies

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craypot tipper

Tue, 2021-11-02 09:46

 hi Eric

IMO moving it up to the next hole will create instability while the pot is coming up ,it has happened to me ! can adjust the bridle length so that it would have the same effect as moving it up, but it would be a trial & error untill you were satisfied with the result ,other issue is that  the rope will not be central to the tipper { will move side to side } and as such the pot will lean one side or another and potentially scratch the boat before it comes onto the tipper , hope that helps  

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 I have a very similar tipper

Tue, 2021-11-02 10:12

 I have a very similar tipper and have just dropped roller to the lower hole recently as I had adapted the tipper to go up and over a rail on my new boat. Only problem is I haven't pulled any pots on my own to tell you if it made much difference it's my sons job to pull the handle while I pull the rope. I would have thought it would be better at the higher position as it gets the pot closer to the pivot point before you use force to lever it into the boat, once the pot is in the centre of that pivot point it takes barely any force to tip either way. 


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Rope Angle

Wed, 2021-11-03 10:14


Just a thought to bear in mind is that if the roller height is raised then the rope angle from the tipper to the winch will change.  This can be either a good thing or a bad thing depending on what the current rope angle is when retrieving a pot.  If the higher roller position results in the rope height being higher than level at the tipper end then the rope will be inclined to overlap the top loops on the winch during the retrieval process and then the rope will have a tendency to lock up.

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Safety locking bar , where is it ?

Sat, 2021-11-06 09:18



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Sat, 2021-11-06 09:22

sorry double posted


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Thanks for the replies

Mon, 2021-11-08 11:45

 Saulty, will leave the bar as is and put a temporary bar above and try a pull and see how it goes. We did pull last Wednesday and managed OK. We are 3 oldies, me at 74, uncle close to that and Neville about 70, so does take a bit of effort. If it seems worse will revert to the original level

As fish whisperer says, might be a problem with the rope falling of the winch if the rope level is not in line with the winch. Will see and
Scubafish, the safety bar is there - its not the original which was bent out of all recognition when my son forgot to unlatch last season. Its that galvanised bar with the yellow color.
Also, can you please tell me how you insert a picture in an existing post. Cheers

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Tue, 2021-11-09 21:59

 What you need is a yourger deckie. not a smart one just one that can lift heavy things.



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It doesn't get any easier

Fri, 2021-11-12 06:23

 Better the. Pulling  by hand ha ha


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