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Old 05-26-2012, 11:41 PM   #6406
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Keith, what is a prawn boat? It looks interesting for sure.

Man, you do heal quickly, good to see you are doing better after the fall. I just sound like a broken record, but it all does look fantastic.

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Keith, what is a prawn boat? It looks interesting for sure.

Man, you do heal quickly, good to see you are doing better after the fall. I just sound like a broken record, but it all does look fantastic.
It's a boat that they use to catch prawns with. There is a big covered area at the back of the boat which has many, many prawn traps. They put the traps in the water and attach a float to the trap. After a few hours, they retrieve the trap and remove the prawns - if there are any. Prawns like deep water, so it's a bit of a slow operation.
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It's a boat that they use to catch prawns with. There is a big covered area at the back of the boat which has many, many prawn traps. They put the traps in the water and attach a float to the trap. After a few hours, they retrieve the trap and remove the prawns - if there are any. Prawns like deep water, so it's a bit of a slow operation.
Well that stands to reason, but what is a prawn? Sorry, you know how us rednecks are, we don't get out much.
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I think there what we call Shrimp.
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I think there what we call Shrimp.
You're very close... shrimp and prawns look very similar, but a prawn is far bigger.

They have a cleaning area on the prawn boats and as they catch the little critters they clean them all right there ready for market.

I think you can see a stream of water coming out of the side of the boat. Well, they have a pump running all the time the boat is out and it puts fresh seawater over the cleaning area constantly.

I think that shrimp are caught in fine nets, aren't they? Whereas, prawns are caught in pots which are lowered to the bottom with the use of a winch.

My neighbor has a few prawn traps...I'll see if i can get a photo of one for you.
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Well that stands to reason, but what is a prawn? Sorry, you know how us rednecks are, we don't get out much.
You always manage to crack me up Jim!
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You're very close... shrimp and prawns look very similar, but a prawn is far bigger.

They have a cleaning area on the prawn boats and as they catch the little critters they clean them all right there ready for market.

I think you can see a stream of water coming out of the side of the boat. Well, they have a pump running all the time the boat is out and it puts fresh seawater over the cleaning area constantly.

I think that shrimp are caught in fine nets, aren't they? Whereas, prawns are caught in pots which are lowered to the bottom with the use of a winch.

My neighbor has a few prawn traps...I'll see if i can get a photo of one for you.
Now I know what they are, I think. Here is a picture of a good friend of mine up in Alaska, he sent us some pictures of them catching what I thought were large shrimp, are these prawns?

Thanks Beenthere, I appreciate it.
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Ok, there is a didference.

http://www.chow.com/food-news/54773/...ns-and-shrimp/
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-...and-prawns.htm
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Not when they are saute'd in garlic butter!
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Hey BEENTHERE, thanks for that. Here, the shrimp are small and the prawns are much bigger. Usually not quite as big as in Jim's photo, but quite big nonetheless.

The shrimp here you could eat 50 of at a time, but the prawns, maybe a dozen.
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Not when they are saute'd in garlic butter!
You could be right there Bud!
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Now I know what they are, I think. Here is a picture of a good friend of mine up in Alaska, he sent us some pictures of them catching what I thought were large shrimp, are these prawns?

Thanks Beenthere, I appreciate it.
Yep, those are prawns Jim.
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Here's the latest stack of pavers, some red some grey.

Today when I was moving them, I discovered two of the red ones had small cracks. One broke when I was tamping it lightly, and it clearly showed efflorescence right through the paver where it broke.

I won't try to use the other cracked one.
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I needed some sand to set all the pavers in...so it was a trip down to the beach with the screen and wheel barrow.
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So I got a row of pavers in place, then checked what the rise would be on the steps. It would be either just over 7" or 5 5/16", depending on whether I used two or three treads.

I opted for three which makes it a more gentle step.

Found an old piece of Douglas fir which looked like it had been outside for awhile, but was still tough as nails. It was about 2 1/2" thick, so it made a good strong stringer. And as luck would have it, it was just long enough to get both stringers out of.
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