A New Design Concept!
This new concept in anchor / crab pot pullers simplifies the
work of lifting and pulling up heavy anchors or loaded crab pots
with your catch.
It is the patented
open side-slot and line-locking mechanism that allows snap-it
on, and snap-it off control--saving time, effort, and money.
It’s just that
When anchoring, there is no threading and holding a line lock
open. Just pay out your anchor line, then snap Orval's EZ Pull™
and buoy on to the anchor line. Toss buoy and puller in the
water. Pay-out a little more line and you're set. EZ on,
EZ off. Snap-it on, snap-it off!
only with Orval's EZ Pull™
Transfers from pot to pot or anchor with no threading of the
• Only one is needed for your entire operation.
• Uses the forward motion and power of your boat.
Orval's EZ Pull is constructed of heavy cast aluminum for added
strength and stainless steel parts for corrosion resistance.
Weighs just under 2lbs. Accommodates 5/16" to 1/2" lines.
A buoy large enough to support floating your anchor/crab or
shrimp pot is required. A buoy is not included in the price.
Orval's EZ Pull gets a
I think about
things very few people on the planet have to think about. For
instance, how do you safely catch and release an enormous great
white shark that weighs more than two tons? As a great white shark
researcher, this is one of the problems I face. I need to catch
these magnificent creatures in a manner that's safe for me and
safe for the shark, so I can attach a special satellite
transmitter to their dorsal fins and track them and learn from
their migration patterns.
When I first
initiated such a tagging program I used a hydraulic platform to
lift the sharks from the water, but this method was admittedly
rough on the sharks. To develop a new method that would allow me
to efficiently catch and tag them while the sharks remained in the
water would require new gear. I had to think outside the box. I
had an idea...something that would make this all possible...a
float that would slide down the catch-rope like a zip-tie. A
mechanism that would allow the float to slide closer to the shark
but not allow it to slide back towards the boat. I began to
assemble parts to make something that would do the trick: jam
cleats, PVC, screws...etc. It seemed like an impossible task,
until I google/stumbled onto the website for Orval's EZ Pull!
Within minutes of reading about Orval's ingenious anchor pulling
system I was on the phone ordering 7 of them. I realized these
anchor pullers would do exactly what I needed them to do: slowly
raise the massive great white shark to the surface, preventing it
from diving deep, until I could safely restrain the shark
alongside my boat. Orvals EZ Pull worked perfectly, allowing me to
achieve what no one had ever achieved before: the first in-water
tagging of enormous great white sharks! But a word to the
wise...don't try this at home!
interested you can track my white sharks yourself from your iPad
or iPhone (iPad is better) via my app called Expedition White
Shark. Check it out in the iTunes store.
President Marine Conservation Science Institute.