Cray pot tipper advice

hey guys,

ive got a tipper and can never get the pot to get to pivot point without a struggle and hoping someone has a pointer on how to better set it up.

The tipper has a roller full width so bridle not choking. The winch is level to roller. I tried adjusting the roller higher but just makes the tipper flip over when winching.

Once the pot gets to half above water level the rope slips on the winch even with 2 wraps and full tension. Pots are usual 3/4 timber with 2 extra plates in  

Any advice would be much appreciated.  

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Pin

Wed, 2018-12-19 12:36

Maybe keep the roller higher (not ridiculously high obviously) so your pot comes further up, but put a pin on the pivot mechanism so the tipper doesn't flipwhen winching. When the pot is up, release the pin so the tipper can pivot and the pot comes over. I used this as a safety measure on my boat when fishing to ensure a pot couldn't be winched up without someone being at the tipper. 

Overall though, sounds like the engineering was a little off. I'm sure others will have better fixes.

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the roller

Wed, 2018-12-19 12:52

 on the tipper is too high hence flips ,,,, need to wrap the rope at least 3 times , mine 4 times ,message me if u want to see mine and compare im in rocko  , tipper needs to be specific to boat not off the shelf ,most are small cheap and nasty 

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tipper

Wed, 2018-12-19 12:58

 also helps if the tipper is slightly bowed /slides better as its coming up / less friction between the pot and tipper 

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 Maybe try shorter bridle

Wed, 2018-12-19 13:11

 Maybe try shorter bridle instead of adjusting tipper and winch. Im no expert but i have found with mine pulling by hand i grab the bridle and walk backwards and tell my son now when i want him to pull the handle as I was having similar problems to you its not perfect but its working better i have pro size pots with 2 railway plates and a 10kg barbell weight bolted in. 

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my experience

Wed, 2018-12-19 13:23

 more likely longer bridle need to be able to reach bridal as ur guiding and coming up onto the tipper without stopping .if u loose momentum thats when u encounter problems 

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Thanks for all those possible

Wed, 2018-12-19 13:39

Thanks for all those possible solutions guys. Will try all tomorrow before the possibility of an alternative tipper. I do like the sound of a curved tipper if i do need to go that way though.  

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Thanks for all those possible

Wed, 2018-12-19 13:39

Thanks for all those possible solutions guys. Will try all tomorrow before the possibility of an alternative tipper. I do like the sound of a curved tipper if i do need to go that way though.  

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sounds to me its more to do

Thu, 2018-12-20 06:32

sounds to me its more to do with the rope slipping, 3 wraps and keep tension on the rope. or 2 wraps and give it a 3rd once the pot is close to coming up

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Yes, go 3 turns

Thu, 2018-12-20 07:52

 Pretty standard for capstains, particularly if they are very shiny/slippery.