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Stainless insulators

Postby Johnnyt707 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:14 pm

hey guys I was down in Half Moon bay Ca. and saw a few trollers with stainless insulators on the ends of the taglines. i doubt they are insulators but they looked nicer than my porcelain ones that are chipped and failing. Anyone have these or know where i can order them?
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby gumpucky » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:05 pm

Got mine at Murray Pacific in Sitka. Be prepared to pay if I remember right around $25 apiece.
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Johnnyt707 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:23 pm

Thank you. I will give them a call tomorrow.
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Scotthmt » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:44 pm

Any reason to go for these over the porcelain or the plastic Scotty's?
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Lulu » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:51 pm

Yea, they short out the wire. They look great and are very durable. I have a set to sell. Went back to the Scotty nylon insulators. I guess that's why they call them "insulators."
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Johnnyt707 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:32 am

I sent you a PM Lulu
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Johnnyt707 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:10 pm

I guess you don't want to sell lulu so I ordered from murray pacific really nice people. $30 each if anyone is looking for them. Thanks
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Lulu » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:36 pm

I've been hauled out for the last 3 weeks. Priority is getting the boat back in the water
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby gumpucky » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:22 am

Wow..they've come up in price...figures! Under the impression that as a nylon ins. wears a groove it has a tendency to hang the wire up and cause the wire to pigtail. guess that wouldn't be an issue if you kept your ins. changed out.
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Salty » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:39 pm

Guys, I stopped using fair leads about two years ago. I just make a loop of Oregon twine at the depth I want and clip my tag into it. There are a variety of nice SS snaps available. If I snag up the loop breaks and I cast out to retrieve the tag.
Fair leads don't work so well on bow poles and after a while I just started using the loops on the mains as well. It is really ni ce when you run a snap into the fair lead and the block and it doesn't ruin the snap. Also nice not to have to work around the fair lead when hauling or setting gear.
If anyone is interested I can send pics next time I am out.
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Crawfish » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:54 am

Salty,

Please do as I am interested in seeing your technique.
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Jackson » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:05 am

Yes, I'd be interested too.
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby curmudgeon » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:58 am

Me too... Heck I'll even contribute to Jon again!
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Once and Future » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:58 pm

Occurs to me that since the wire wears a groove in the nylon insulators, a stainless insulator might fight right back, and be abrasive on the wire.
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Salty » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:20 pm

Ok, guys I will take some pics next time out.
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Lulu » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:59 pm

Always interested in a new way to skin the cat (we have 2 of them). Snooters really tear up the insulators using 65# leads. When ya going fishin" again? No pressure
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Salty » Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:41 pm

When the weather breaks.
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Lulu » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:19 pm

For the guys interested in the SS insulators, Leroy Reiner makes them. He owns Trimac MFG. (408) 988-0131 He used to fish a boat named Blue Fin. He also makes crab rope cutters which really work. I haven't spoken to Leroy for a couple of years. If he's not working, his son was staged to take over the business.
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Salty » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:40 pm

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This is a picture of the clip attached to an Oregon twine loop.
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Re: Stainless insulators

Postby Salty » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:42 pm

I put the knot next to the wire so it is easy to pull out when I change depths.
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