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Hey Guys,Does anyone have any info on the 37 Repco ...good or bad...other then wood skeg problem...if you have pictures that would help...iam thinking of buying one for a gillnet boat
 

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Not for nothing Mike, you have the perfect Gillnet boat. I know where there is a mint net reel for sale, we could bolt it up and run hydraulics in 1 day. Why would you buy another boat?
 

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Hey Guys,Does anyone have any info on the 37 Repco ...good or bad...other then wood skeg problem...if you have pictures that would help...iam thinking of buying one for a gillnet boat

I was looking at one in mass a few month before i got the bert, i liked the layout, although not to beamy. I ran into someone on noreast who owned one and said it was one rolly boat. I can't back it up with real world, never been on one but for the price they were asking i just moved on.
 

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Not for nothing Mike, you have the perfect Gillnet boat. I know where there is a mint net reel for sale, we could bolt it up and run hydraulics in 1 day. Why would you buy another boat?
I dont know!!just kicking around some things...maybe a winter project
 

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Mike,
You've got a nice big boat to choke fish out of!! I'd look into putting one of these double drums on the boat, they are used on the columbia river so they can keep 2 sizes of gillnets on the boat. What did Peter do with the ball rollers i built and he got when he bought my old boat. I still think those things were great for hauling gillnets. I've been out of the gillnet loop back there for a long time so i guess they way of fishing has changed. Let me know if you need any advise on building nets, i've hung miles of them for fish on both coasts.

This one is on a bowpicker, each drum can be used seperately, they have a simple clutch built into them to lock/unlock each side.
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double reel.JPG
 

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Mike,
You've got a nice big boat to choke fish out of!! I'd look into putting one of these double drums on the boat, they are used on the columbia river so they can keep 2 sizes of gillnets on the boat. What did Peter do with the ball rollers i built and he got when he bought my old boat. I still think those things were great for hauling gillnets. I've been out of the gillnet loop back there for a long time so i guess they way of fishing has changed. Let me know if you need any advise on building nets, i've hung miles of them for fish on both coasts.

This one is on a bowpicker, each drum can be used seperately, they have a simple clutch built into them to lock/unlock each side.
double reel.JPG

some have a built in anchor winch on them
drum.jpg

drum.jpg

double reel.JPG
 

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very similar split reel for sale local. call me if you want to check it out. Hauling over the stern on a rolly boat sucks by the way. Your boat is perfect, have Rick make some flush, threaded mounting pads, so when you are rod and reeling no one trips. I did the same with the RP. Quick connects on the hydraulics and you can take it on/off in 20 minutes with a forklift. It is nice fishing, and you can fish solo, if thats what you want to do. Let me know
 

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Thank you guys for the info...Steve i dont know what Peter did with them...He just had a huge reel made..thats like his fourth one for your old boat.i love fishing on that thing...What a sea boat...Glen if i go that root i will be intouch..thanks again
 
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