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How to measure a shrimp trawl

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I was given a shrimp trawl. I want to know how to measure it to determine what size it is. Also, how do I measure the webbing size?
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Tickler Chain
One other thing. The trawl does not have a tickler chain. How important is it to have one & how do I determine the length to get if I need one? Where exactly does it attach? Does it attach to the boards?
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Re: How to measure a shrimp trawl
I was told to measure the top line starting where the netting starts
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Re: How to measure a shrimp trawl
Measure along top rope from where webbing begins to where it ends on other side. I always use a tickle chain. For tickle chain length, connect bottom ropes to boards, (leave top ropes unhooked so bottom will stretch out straight) and stretch out tight. Measure bottom rope board to board and make tickle chain 18 inches shorter. To measure webbing: Stretch webbing diagonally and measure knots on one web.( inside of one to outside of other) Usually 1 1/4 , 1 3/8 , or 1 1/2.
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