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Topic: Show me your Crab buoy paint  (Read 446 times)

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achu

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Just picked a couple of old crab buoys that needs a fresh coat of paint. What type of paint is recommended? Water based?


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There are specialty buoy paints availabile at places like Englundís which have a cool factor but unless you live near a store which sells it then thatís a PITA. I have found Krylon Fusion to work great, it is even works on plastic. For your CDFW GO ID number the best approach Iíve seen is to burn it in with a soldering iron type wood burner or framing nail held in vice grips and heated by a propane torch and then apply paint to the number via a small brush.  Humboldt Vinylon Bouy paint, there are others. Maybe one of the commercial crabbers here on the forum will improve upon my suggestions. Mine are tricolor yellow, white, and orange with the orange being the only one which shows up worth a s#!t.  :smt003
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There are specialty buoy paints availabile at places like Englundís which have a cool factor but unless you live near a store which sells it then thatís a PITA. I have found Krylon Fusion to work great, it is even works on plastic. For your CDFW GO ID number the best approach Iíve seen is to burn it in with a soldering iron type wood burner or framing nail held in vice grips and heated by a propane torch and then apply paint to the number via a small brush.  Humboldt Vinylon Bouy paint, there are others. Maybe one of the commercial crabbers here on the forum will improve upon my suggestions. Mine are tricolor yellow, white, and orange with the orange being the only one which shows up worth a s#!t.  :smt003
Does the GO ID gets changed each year or stays same ID number?


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There are specialty buoy paints availabile at places like Englundís which have a cool factor but unless you live near a store which sells it then thatís a PITA. I have found Krylon Fusion to work great, it is even works on plastic. For your CDFW GO ID number the best approach Iíve seen is to burn it in with a soldering iron type wood burner or framing nail held in vice grips and heated by a propane torch and then apply paint to the number via a small brush.  Humboldt Vinylon Bouy paint, there are others. Maybe one of the commercial crabbers here on the forum will improve upon my suggestions. Mine are tricolor yellow, white, and orange with the orange being the only one which shows up worth a s#!t.  :smt003
Does the GO ID gets changed each year or stays same ID number?

Do we need to show anything else on our buoys other than our GO ID#? I think I will try the hot nail method for my #'s.

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Yes.  Unless you need to enter witness protection or otherwise change your identity, your GO ID is the same each year.


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Do we need to show anything else on our buoys other than our GO ID#? I think I will try the hot nail method for my #'s.

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I added NCKA and my handle "Traildad" plus my cellphone #. That way if I lose it I have a better chance of recovery.
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

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Do we need to show anything else on our buoys other than our GO ID#? I think I will try the hot nail method for my #'s.

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I added NCKA and my handle "Traildad" plus my cellphone #. That way if I lose it I have a better chance of recovery.
That's a great idea to add your handle. This will be my first season crabbing on my own and not on a charter boat where everything is pretty much done for you so I'm learning. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I'm sure I will have some issues once OTW but that's how I learn, hands on.
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Do we need to show anything else on our buoys other than our GO ID#? I think I will try the hot nail method for my #'s.

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I added NCKA and my handle "Traildad" plus my cellphone #. That way if I lose it I have a better chance of recovery.
That's a great idea to add your handle. This will be my first season crabbing on my own and not on a charter boat where everything is pretty much done for you so I'm learning. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I'm sure I will have some issues once OTW but that's how I learn, hands on.
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Don't forget the NCKA.
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.  ~John Buchan


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Does anybody know if the GO ID requirement applies to conical traps?  I'm sure it doesn't hurt anything to have it on the buoy but, is it required?


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Does anybody know if the GO ID requirement applies to conical traps?  I'm sure it doesn't hurt anything to have it on the buoy but, is it required?

My understanding is those are ring traps and don't require the id. It's illegal to let them alone longer than two hours without checking so it's less likely that they'd need an id.
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.  ~John Buchan