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    Has anyone tried the Proline drill powered pot pullers yet?

    I need to buy a pot puller for my boat and was going to compare the Scotty to the Ace but then ran across the Pro-Line. Aside from the much lower price (around $250 CAD and includes 400' of line) it also looks to solve a lot of storage issues.
    Since it is a departure from the usual pot pullers and lines, I would be lying if I said I don't have any concerns. There are not a lot of reviews on the web other than a couple of videos that look like they were put out by the manufacturer. Does anybody have any experience with these?

    Link to manufacturers website:
    https://promarineproducts.com/produc...and-crab-traps


    2014 Double Eagle 176EXL. But we are not done with Bayliner yet…this is just to get us to and from our cottage in the Gulf Islands.

    #2
    Interesting concept. I am not sure a drill would have the torque to pull up a pot. Maybe newer drills do. I also see a great potential of a drill being flung overboard if you let go of it accidentally. A mounting cradle for the drill would be a major improvement. Just my thoughts...
    1989 2159 Trophy Hardtop
    5.8L OMC Cobra
    2 1/2 year restoration project after "all you need to do is put the rebuilt engine back in".
    Mountlake Terrace, WA

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      #3
      Don’t waste your money!
      You'll probably need a few extra batteries and the drill and batteries will be soaking wet with water, typically salt where I live.
      Not sure where or how your marker buoys and floats are attached or if the line is weighted or not.
      Assuming the line is secured to the spool, do you toss the spool over with your marker buoys and floats?
      I spent not much more than that for a legitimate put puller a few years back.
      I’ve had no issues using this type.
      https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/ace-...pro-pot-puller
      Dave
      Edmonds, WA
      "THE FIX" '93 2556
      Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II
      The Rebuild Of My 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
      My Misc. Projects
      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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        #4
        I loved the idea of the compact size but ended up buying a Scotty. Just too many questions and not enough answers with this one.
        2014 Double Eagle 176EXL. But we are not done with Bayliner yet…this is just to get us to and from our cottage in the Gulf Islands.

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          #5
          Get an Electrodyne and you'll never worry or look back. There is no substitute.
          "REEL WILD"
          2001 2859 FNM 300 Diesel-Bravo 2
          Anchorage, Alaska
          If you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes.......

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          • Gsherwood
            Gsherwood commented
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            Took me a minute to find them. It’s Electra-dyne. Nice pullers.

          #6
          When deciding on a puller consider your line. If you have a knot in your prawn lines some pullers suck. The Scotty allows you the flexibility of managing all types of gear. Best for the cost

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            #7
            Scotty puller at Costco:
            Attached Files
            1989 2159 Trophy Hardtop
            5.8L OMC Cobra
            2 1/2 year restoration project after "all you need to do is put the rebuilt engine back in".
            Mountlake Terrace, WA

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              #8
              Went with a Hula from local BC builder http://www.prawnstarhaulers.com/?page_id=78
              - self hauling, decent speed, 2 traps from 400ft no issue, arm folds to reduce storage requirements.
              1985 Bayliner 3270
              110 Hino/Hurth 360A
              previous = built own Roberts V495, circumnavigated
              previous = Apollo 27
              previous = Folkes 39, sailed to Hawaii
              + few more before that..

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