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Old 04-17-2017, 08:59 AM
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Hello all,

I am prepping for my first season of lobstering out of Boston. I have a total of 5 traps. Three I purchased with lines already. Two are used and I need to get some line for them. I've read I should get sinking line. I have seen lead core line but it is only 5/16 in diameter. This seems smaller than the line the other traps I have are rigged with. I can't seem to find any larger line that is sinking line that I can buy in smaller amounts than spools sold by the pound. What kind of line should/can I use and where can I buy it?

Thank you for your help.
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Sinking line is required and not just what to get. Call Three Lanterns in Gloucester. They'll set you up with some pot warp.

http://www.threelanternmarine.com/index.html
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Know of any places it can be purchased in line or locally in the Boston or south shore area? What diameter should I get?
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I buy most of my stuff at New England Marine industrial. They have a place in Brant Rock.
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how many feet do you want? 100? 200? Throw a lobster guy $20 and he will probably help you out. Haven't heard of pot line being sold in anything but coils. Your line is likely 3/8. 5/16 is plenty for a single pot. But lead core seems a little silly
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Westerbeke Fishing Gear Boston.
400 Border St.
617-561-9967 they have Pot Warp and just about any commercial type fishing gear you can think about.
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Need breakable links on the lines too.
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Maybe read the regs....
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Originally Posted by johnep View Post
I buy most of my stuff at New England Marine industrial. They have a place in Brant Rock.
X2. This place is great.
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Its not ROPE its LINE!
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Originally Posted by FishNewport View Post
Its not ROPE its LINE!
Warp?
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Thanks for all the feedback. Good advice on the local places to check out.

I have read the regulations cover to cover a few times. I am aware that I need sinking line. I have installed the break away swivels on my buoys so good to go. I went ahead and rigged the two traps I needed line on with the 5/16th since I already had it. I plan to pay one of the recommended stores a visit to get more line soon.
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5/16 sinking line/lead core for single pots. It's a little hard to pull cause it's thinner, but it's more than strong enough. Wear gloves.I get it on amazon. I got 200' for 29$
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002EOWPTY/ref=ya_aw_oh_bia_dp?ie=UTF8&psc=1


If you have amazon prime it will be here before the weekend. Get breakaway links. This stuff holds 1800lbs
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try R W rope warehouse in New Bedford

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