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Basic Information
What is a snow crab?
Suggested Reading
Boat P1
Boat P2
Boat P3
Wheel House
The Gear
Getting Ready
Loading the Boat
Setting Day
Setting Day P2
Setting Day P3
Setting Day P4
Setting Day P5
Hauling Traps
Hauling Videos
Trap leaves water
Emptying Trap
Emptying Trap P2
Sorting the Crab
Sorting P2
Iceing the crab
Other Boats
Off Loading
Off Loading P2
Last Day
Cape Breton Scenery
The End

Gaffing Video

The following video shows the start of the process of hauling a snow crab traps. This includes gaffing the buoy, putting the rope on the hauler and moving the boom out from the boat to keep the rope away from the side of the boat. The hauler and boom is controlled by three hydraulic controls (hauler on/off, boom up/down, and boom in/out). The slow process of all 120 fathoms of rope being taken aboard is omitted. That would take between one and two minutes.

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