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Old 06-21-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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A small slice of life on the Chesapeake, Almost Heaven

Here are a few pics from the Crab house. I know not everyone on this forum gets to see this kind of stuff everyday like me, if ever, so I thought I would post these shots. (I`m not selling anything, I`ve dealt with the same folks for years), just sharing some educational info. The first one are soft crabs in a shedding tank, next are soft crabs fresh packed, next are hard crabs caught today.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:24 PM   #2
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More pics, My boat underway, crab house, crab house from boat
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:28 PM   #3
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Backing practice

My truck backed down on the dock. I have backed a 27' crab pot trailer down this dock, the tire tracks are only slightly wider then the tires on the vehicle. Its good backing practice, little room for error though!
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #4
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Hey Crabman, when you aren't crabbing, camping, or giving tafische a hard time, do you ever have time to watch Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel? It's one of my favorites.....you have an interesting job. Thanks for sharing the photos of your operation.
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Hey Crabman, when you aren't crabbing, camping, or giving tafische a hard time, do you ever have time to watch Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel? It's one of my favorites.....you have an interesting job. Thanks for sharing the photos of your operation.
Yep I`ve seen most of them. Now those boys are TOUGH.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:49 PM   #6
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Man your making me hungry! Very nice, and I agree, the Cheasapeake is a wonderful treasure.
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Crabman,
thanks for sharing the pictures. Nice to see the area there, and those crabs look ready for the pot!
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Hey Crabman, when you aren't crabbing, camping, or giving tafische a hard time, do you ever have time to watch Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel? It's one of my favorites.....you have an interesting job. Thanks for sharing the photos of your operation.
I think he is way too busy giving fische a hard time

Neat pics Crabman! What time do we eat? I assumed this was an invitation for dinner!
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Great pics Crabby! Job you love.... I guess getting to work at 3:45am gives you daily opportunities to see the sunrise! Can't get better than that!
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When you see the pics of the crabhouse and its rustic appearance keep in mind it was wrecked twice by hurricanes, and suffered extensive damage from Winter storms/flooding in 2010. During a hurricane the storm surge lifts the tanks up off their racks and carries them up the creek, pipes, pumps,refrigerators, wiring, lumber and even crabs went with them! The water level was about halfway up the door in Gloria (1985) and Floyd (1999). That`s why we do not get too fancy, we know we will have to fix it up again sooner or later.
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