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Coated downrigger cable

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I have scottys ball retriever on my coated cable with my moore subtroll. i normally am using a 12 pound weight. when i use retriever it keeps stripping coating off of cable when i pull it to the boat. I fix area on line with 3 coats of liquid electrical tape but doesn't stop problem 

 

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Appreciate option but that is what im avoiding is lifting that boom everytime. when uou get in your mid 50s it doesnt get any lighter. Lol

There is no other way that I am aware of I to am in my mid 50s and my depth raider probe rigger is in a spot so I can lift tried all weight retrievers and they damage coating I recommend trying all spots on your boat to get best leverage point for that one rigger


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10 minutes ago, Dirtyhooker said:


There is no other way that I am aware of I to am in my mid 50s and my depth raider probe rigger is in a spot so I can lift tried all weight retrievers and they damage coating I recommend trying all spots on your boat to get best leverage point for that one rigger


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have you tried the traxstech retrievers yet? they are the best out there. they work just like the others but have much better rollers that retrieves the ball. they might cause the same problem as the others but you need to try them before you give up and say there's nothing you can do.

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Thanks for idea. Its  only section from boom to my release do about 18 inches.   Booms are 4 ft. Thought maybe that you could slide some type of sleeve over that area for protection. rigger also has autostop on it

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I thought about putting several coats of liquid electrical tape on retriever end to soften it. what is cannon end made of that is on cable?

It has a pulley and doesn’t harm the coating


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Scotty auto stop beads will not fit thru a Cannon retriever pulley
They might work with Traxtech or Walker retrievers because they have larger diameter pulleys


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I have the same set up and I tilt the boom up to get to my release.  It works better for me and avoids the issue with damage of the cable.

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use 60 inch scotty releases.  then just reach over with the rod and scoop it up with the eyelet on the rod.  you'll never have to bed over again

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Use the cannon retrievers. Never an issue with them. How old is your cable? Maybe it's just time for new cable?

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I have the same deal and the stripped cable does not do squat to hurt the probe functions. Don't worry about it.

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I tell you the traxstech retriever is the best one made at this time. go to there web site traxstech.com.  I think they call them traxstech pully retriever. the cost is like 21.00 and worth every cents

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