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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2017, 06:33:06 PM »

Yup...  That's the way I do it.  Cool

Same here. Tongs are good but gloves are quicker and easier.
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2017, 06:20:21 AM »

Huh   Huh?  What the f -- K  R  U Jawing about Huh  R  U  All Right Huh
P.S.  Have another one you R knot there yet !!!

yep, same way except I like the "Best" brand black gloves.
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2017, 07:27:12 AM »

yep, same way except I like the "Best" brand black gloves.
D where did you buy them nice gloves?  I found a pair of orange gloves that has a gritty substance in the rubber. It was only after I stopped my truck and picked them up that I could smell the fuel oil on them. I am guessing that a fuel truck driver put them on the back of his truck and forgot them. I sure do like them black ones that you got.

P.S.  Being a union welder I made 2 pair of crab tongs out of stainless steel back in the 70 s but I still like the glove idea.
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« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2017, 08:21:19 AM »

D where did you buy them nice gloves?  I found a pair of orange gloves that has a gritty substance in the rubber. It was only after I stopped my truck and picked them up that I could smell the fuel oil on them. I am guessing that a fuel truck driver put them on the back of his truck and forgot them. I sure do like them black ones that you got.

P.S.  Being a union welder I made 2 pair of crab tongs out of stainless steel back in the 70 s but I still like the glove idea.

I have a real good friend that gets them for me wholesale so I get 10 sets at a time.  I am not even sure of the price.  Here is the same glove on ebay.  the model # is BEST 6781R.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Best-Chemical-Resistant-Gloves-6781R-/381935899727?hash=item58ed27544f:g:dPgAAOSw~AVYt2V5

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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2017, 09:30:17 AM »

I have a real good friend that gets them for me wholesale so I get 10 sets at a time.  I am not even sure of the price.  Here is the same glove on ebay.  the model # is BEST 6781R.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Best-Chemical-Resistant-Gloves-6781R-/381935899727?hash=item58ed27544f:g:dPgAAOSw~AVYt2V5

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Thanks Darrel i'll give it a try. I appreciate the help.

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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2017, 09:48:52 AM »

I've used the Best 95NFW yellow glove for years. It's the thickest insulated one I've come across.
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« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2017, 09:53:43 AM »

yep, same way except I like the "Best" brand black gloves.
D These are the gloves that I found on the road, they
work just fine but I like yours better , longer cuffs. Thanks again D

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« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2017, 12:28:34 PM »

Click on the little red crab at the bottom of any page on the BCA Forum and it will open a ton of info.  Wink
Yup.  Been bit a few times.  Roll Eyes Grin  Break the claw off right away.  You can open the claw easily. A second or two is nothing compared to a Big Jimmy that's just not going to let go. One I remember most was the one that got me between the thumb and index finger.  Shocked  That was more then a half century ago.  laugh

If you grab the crab at the point that it's swimming fin meets the body with your thumb and index finger, it can not reach you with it's claws. Cool

pulled a pot off the end of the dock.....carelessly shooked the pot and a nice sally clamped on a finger that was inside the wire......hurt like [Sam Hill] but couldn't do anything ...told the wife to get a pair of side cutters off the boat so I could cut 1/2 the pincher....she brought back waterpump, needle nose, vise grips and finally on the 4th trip she got me the cutters......funny now ,but not then 
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« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2017, 01:15:13 PM »

The worst I remember was one time when I was a kid and my father was squatting down between the crab basket and the pot while he was loading up the pot. One of the big crabs dropped out and was on the floor right between his legs. I told him to watch out and he just said it won't bother me. WRONG! That big 'ol crab just reached straight up and grabbed the closest thing there was to grab! Cry Needless to say, the old man never ignored another crab on the floor between his legs. Grin
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« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2017, 01:26:48 PM »

pulled a pot off the end of the dock.....carelessly shooked the pot and a nice sally clamped on a finger that was inside the wire......hurt like [Sam Hill] but couldn't do anything ...told the wife to get a pair of side cutters off the boat so I could cut 1/2 the pincher....she brought back waterpump, needle nose, vise grips and finally on the 4th trip she got me the cutters......funny now ,but not then 
Funny that you said that. While crabbing in the Wye one day I got careless with a big Jimmy and he latched on to me and would not let go so I got a pair of diagonals out of my tool box and cut one of his pincers off only to have him grab me with the other one. I finally cut him loose and was so wizzed off at him that I jumped on him and smashed him into the floor of my boat. I would not tell this story unless someone else had it happen to them, now I don't feel so much like an idiot. Man they do hurt when they wont let go!
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« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2017, 02:57:53 PM »

The worst I remember was one time when I was a kid and my father was squatting down between the crab basket and the pot while he was loading up the pot. One of the big crabs dropped out and was on the floor right between his legs. I told him to watch out and he just said it won't bother me. WRONG! That big 'ol crab just reached straight up and grabbed the closest thing there was to grab! Cry Needless to say, the old man never ignored another crab on the floor between his legs. Grin

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« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2017, 03:05:03 PM »

I use heavy welding gloves with a longer sleeve. Have yet to have one hurt me through those babys.
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« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2017, 03:05:18 PM »

Yup...  That's the way I do it.  Cool

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« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2017, 03:05:45 PM »

yep, same way except I like the "Best" brand black gloves.

Got a pair of these on the boat as well.
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« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2017, 03:31:04 PM »

I've used the Best 95NFW yellow glove for years. It's the thickest insulated one I've come across.

I agree they are probably the best for culling, because they are so thick, but I've had a few pairs to have turned into a big sticky melted mess, even when I kept them out of the sun.  Only happens with the tan/yellow nitty grittys.  The black and green ones last a lot longer.
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« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2017, 03:34:55 PM »

I agree they are probably the best for culling, because they are so thick, but I've had a few pairs to have turned into a big sticky melted mess, even when I kept them out of the sun.  Only happens with the tan/yellow nitty grittys.  The black and green ones last a lot longer.


That's true, I've had a couple melt a little, primary the cuff part.
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« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2017, 04:31:59 PM »

Was running the peeler pots with a couple young visitors..  One guy kept reaching into the bucket and picking up crabs..  I warned him but he kept it up.  I was starting to think what is with this guy? Huh Is he the crab god?  Huh  Or what..  Huh  Then his hand came out with not one, not two, but three peelers latch on to his hand...  laugh And if you think a big jimmy hurts,  those little crab are worst.  Their sharp little pinchers  make holes..   Grin
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« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2017, 06:07:13 PM »

I agree they are probably the best for culling, because they are so thick, but I've had a few pairs to have turned into a big sticky melted mess, even when I kept them out of the sun.  Only happens with the tan/yellow nitty grittys.  The black and green ones last a lot longer.

that is why I went to the 6781R's.  they don't melt
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« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2017, 06:16:07 AM »

Hilarious!  The old bean bag fell victim to a disgruntled employee.
He probably hasn't been right ever since lololol!  laugh laugh
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