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Banding lobsters

Banding lobsters

The Old Man banding lobster claws aboard the Bonnie Lass Summer 1966

    checkout the pump handle, nae fancy whale pump there jist pour a bucket of water doon the hole tae prime it then pump like billy o,.
    sometimes you could get them goin with vigorous  pumpin withoot primin,

    young ronnie
    Feb 23 2010 04:24 PM
    And other times if the rubber was worn ye could go like a fiddler's elbow and ye could have peed mair than the water that came oot the side o' the boat (and often as no it went ower the deck as well)..the Whale pump was a great machine when it was in tip top order though,the big yins could fling some water oot.

    Feb 23 2010 08:18 PM
    Ronnie,if only he invented the lobster band you would be even more famous,i take it he would be usin coorline :)

    young ronnie
    Feb 23 2010 11:04 PM
    We did have rubber bands right enough,got them from Burgon in Eyemouth,but I've a funny feeling we had run out of them that day and he was using strands of red coureline to tie them.He was a helluva lot faster than the rest of us at getting them tied,that's how he's doing it himself.
    when tied wi, the twine it wis jist done like whippin the end o, a rope,
    when bands run oot ye jist improvise, fishin is 90% improvisation..

    young ronnie
    Feb 24 2010 05:05 PM
    Mair like 25% dedication,motivation,improvisation and perspiration :whistle: :whistle:
    well thats fower  x25% makes 100% then ye need the other 10% thats usually pit intae it and yer cookin by gas laddie..