Dungeness Crab Gear Work: Splicing Lines and Rigging Pots

After buoy painting, George and the crew move into splicing lines and rigging crab pots.

For readers unfamiliar with the term “splicing,” it involves taking apart the end of a line (rope) and weaving the strands of the end back into itself to create an “eye.”

Here is a picture of the crew splicing lines (and eating snacks while watching movies) at our house:


(Like the creative use of an extra changing table? John used it to assist in “cutting cottons.”)


The crew has also started overhauling and rigging the pots. They’ll go over and through each of the 500 crab pots, checking for holes, making repairs, putting on the new zincs, and getting them ready to load onto the boat.

Here are a handful of pictures of George and the crew (Bryan, Brett, and John) overhauling pots:






  1. I like how George is eating in the group picture and the rest of them are working! =) Thanks for the updates. It’s so nice since I miss him so much.

  2. Ha! I noticed that, too. And then in the crab pot pictures, all of them are working except Bryan, who is of course on his cell phone!

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