Hauling Snow Crab Traps
Using the Navigation software the Wendy Helen arrives at the location the trap was set the day before. The buoy may have drifted a few hundred feet from where it was set, but it is easily tracked down. The green dot in the middle of the screen is the Wendy Helen. The green boat will move around the screen as we move or drift. The digital charts are handy when the traps are being set ensuring a minimun distance between the prious and new position (A fisherman does not want to put the trap back where it came from, a small move is made every day).
The buoy is located and we circle around to gaff the buoy.
The skipper steers the the boat such that the buoy passes along the right side of the boat.
As the tallest guy on the boat (6'6') I get all the long reaching jobs.
I normally do not have to reach so far. This is what happens when the skipper is also the camera man.
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