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« on: December 11, 2021, 09:54:02 AM »

I've noticed me and a few other people this year have gone to extra trouble to get lost & found crabtraps back to rightful owners.   I read CraigFos from Galveston Texas puts his phone number on his floats.  That way, if someone (honest person) finds one of his traps they can call him to return it. 
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2021, 12:41:20 PM »

Don't know if I would want my phone number "Floating" around in today's world  Grin  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2021, 03:27:20 PM »

Had my number and this screen name on my floats for a bit . I painted over those floats ( fluorescent orange), but on a lot of them the black sharpie was still somewhat visible. Doesn't matter if someone gets my number. I usually don't answer calls unless I know the people or if they leave a voice mail, I'll call them back.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2021, 04:27:14 PM »

Fun fact, earlier this year a crab potter from VA found one of my old crab pot buoys floating in the bay.  They had my first initial and last name (NC regulations) and the dude posted a picture on a facebook group, one thing led to another and he texted me a picture of the buoy.  This was 5+ years after I quit crabbing in the upper cheapeake.  
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2021, 04:29:42 PM »

Fun fact, earlier this year a crab potter from VA found one of my old crab pot buoys floating in the bay.  They had my first initial and last name (NC regulations) and the dude posted a picture on a facebook group, one thing led to another and he texted me a picture of the buoy.  This was 5+ years after I quit crabbing in the upper cheapeake.  


wow!!!!! that is a nice story..... by any chance do you have a photo of it, I think it would help it to be an awesome story with the visual complement.
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2021, 05:36:23 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2021, 07:43:56 PM »

I think putting your phone number pm your floats is a great idea. I have trouble even rembering where I parked my car sometimes.....
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2021, 07:59:19 PM »

I think putting your phone number pm your floats is a great idea. I have trouble even rembering where I parked my car sometimes.....

Looks like you also forgot that you already posted the same exact thing two minutes earlier.    laugh laugh
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2021, 07:03:04 PM »

So I'm losing my mind, what else is new?    Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2021, 04:18:26 PM »

Don't know if I would want my phone number "Floating" around in today's world  Grin  Grin

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Agree 100% Unless it's a "throwaway" number or one for a phone on which it's trivial to block spam, I wouldn't recommend it. Ya never know, though, maybe some people enjoy fielding dozens of car warranty renewal solicitations as a hobby...
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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2021, 04:42:20 PM »

I've been putting name n cell number on for years.

I burn my name and cell phone number into the float with a soldering iron.  Never washes them out.

I've lost a few but none have ever made it home.  Also 2 Md Comm traps "disappeared" and never made it home.

Frankly I don't think the car warranty guys would do that much work to dial a number.  They recruit dirt bag crabbers who found out traps?  LOL





I've noticed me and a few other people this year have gone to extra trouble to get lost & found crabtraps back to rightful owners.   I read CraigFos from Galveston Texas puts his phone number on his floats.  That way, if someone (honest person) finds one of his traps they can call him to return it.  
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2021, 10:31:59 AM »

I've been putting name n cell number on for years.

I burn my name and cell phone number into the float with a soldering iron.  Never washes them out.

I've lost a few but none have ever made it home.  Also 2 Md Comm traps "disappeared" and never made it home.

Frankly I don't think the car warranty guys would do that much work to dial a number.  They recruit dirt bag crabbers who found out traps?  LOL

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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2021, 05:08:38 PM »

Looks like you also forgot that you already posted the same exact thing two minutes earlier.    laugh laugh
I know my memory must be going because this made me look. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2021, 07:06:13 PM »

I know my memory must be going because this made me look. Grin

Apparently he deleted one, so it is no longer obvious.   Cry Cry
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