Building a Crabpot
Installing the Entrance Funnels
- Orient the crabpot so that one of the sides
with bottom edge of the parlor attached is facing you. See figure
- Locate the center (along the bottom edge) and
cut a hole like the one shown in figure 1a. The piece you remove
should resemble figure 1b.
- Rotate the crabpot 180-degrees to the
opposite side and perform the same procedure.
- Rotate the crabpot 90-degrees (a quarter
turn) so now the "V" shaped edge of the parlor is facing
- Using figure 1c as a template, perform
the same procedure to this and the opposite side of the crabpot.
Note: The front and back sides are cut
using figure 1b as a guide. The left and right sides are
cut using figure 1c as a guide. This is due to the fact that the
front and back bottom edges are where the 90-degree bends are made in
the bottom "U" piece. The left and right bottom edges are
where the two "U" pieces are joined together. Therefore the
meshes will be off by one row. Makes sense to me!
Working one side at a time,
insert the funnel through the opening that you cut. The funnel's seam
should face the bottom of the crabpot.
Use crabpot staples to attach the
funnel to the side of the crabpot (figure 2a.)
Bend any protruding wires back
into the crabpot so that they will not snag on anything (figure 2c.)
Note that the funnel should ramp upwards
when properly installed (see figure 2b.)
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