Crays on a ski?

 Hi Guys

New to the forum, just returning to WA from NSW and looking to get a ski to fish off.  Just wanted to see if anyone has tried deploying cray pots off a ski yet.  I see that there are people crabbing off their skis but know that cray pots are bulkier.  Appreciate your thoughts lads.

Looking forward to getting out there and chasing some Mack's even if the cray thing won't fly!




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No chance

Wed, 2014-07-16 19:19

 On a ski to drop a cray pot mate..

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 have you had the oppurtunity

Wed, 2014-07-16 19:24

 have you had the oppurtunity to lift a fully weighted wet pot? not just pull it up by the rope actually lift the pot. not light and not easily balanced. good effort if you can manage it on a ski but. mack on a ski would be awesome 

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 There will be plenty of

Wed, 2014-07-16 19:36

 There will be plenty of dropping of it, perhaps not where you want though.

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What about the smaller wooden

Wed, 2014-07-16 19:54

What about the smaller wooden pots or plastic pots. You could get your ski into some pretty good country. Have a crack I reckon.


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plastics pots easy. once you

Wed, 2014-07-16 20:02

plastics pots easy. once you get them out there shouldn't be too much drama pulling them.

no chance with a wooden pot

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 he does say deploying pots

Wed, 2014-07-16 20:06

 he does say deploying pots of ski

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Lightbulb moment - Get a

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:33

Lightbulb moment - Get a piece of thick surfboard foam and fibreglass up a small sled to tow behind the ski to put the pot on.
might have to fix it to two points on each rear corner to stop it tipping upside down. (no guarantee this will work)


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even something similar to

Thu, 2014-07-17 09:09

even something similar to that foam mattress you see them use on bondi rescue would be a start. just add a bit more buoyancy towards the back.

geez that would look funny, a bloke heading out to the reefs on a ski with a few pots in tow. You would get a few looks down at the ramp

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 Dive gear or even better

Thu, 2014-07-17 14:40

 Dive gear or even better free dive ;)

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Mixed reviews...

Thu, 2014-07-17 18:19

 Nice mix of responses there lads,  thanks.

I guess in my mind I was thinking along the lines of a couple of light plastic pots on a rescue sled set up.  Having said that, I have never pulled a plastic cray pot let alone off a ski.  I would be game to give it a crack but there is obviously a set up cost here.  I could do without being stuck with a rescue sled that I didn't have a use for.  Saying that, I could lash some of those Mack's to it and tow them home!

I'm all for causing a stir at the ramp with strange rigs.  If people are getting used to weird stuff like fishing off jet skis then it might be time to raise the game.  

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Dont know if they are any

Tue, 2014-07-22 10:31

Dont know if they are any good Finn kyaks are makeing some small pyramid shaped plastic pots, they would be the esiest to manage i recon. A mate got some last season he only put them out for a short period over christmas and was his first attemt at poting but he caught two size crays so they do work i guess even if they look weird.


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